The combination of hypnosis and paravertebral block (PVB) was studied in three patients scheduled for breast cancer surgery. The three procedures were realized under hypnosis. Median postoperative pain was rated at zero and comfort felt at 8 on a 10 points scale. Hypnosis could be an alternative to conventional anesthesia in combination with a PVB for breast cancer surgery.
Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2012 Jul;31(7-8):644-5. Epub 2012 Jul 3. Bouzinac A, Delbos A, Mazières M, Rontes O, Manenc JL. Service d'anesthésie, clinique Médipôle Garonne, 45, rue de Gironis, 31100 Toulouse, France.