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Recurrence of breast cancer after regional or general anaesthesia: a randomized controlled trial. Lancet 2019; 394: 1807-1815

Published: 24th January 2020

Authors: Sessler DI, Pei L, Huang Y, Fleischmann E, Marhofer P, Kurz A et al.


A total of 2108 women having resectional breast surgery were randomized to GA or regional block with sedation. After median follow-up of 36 months recurrent breast cancer was reported in 10 per cent of both groups. Rates of early and late postoperative pain were also similar.

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