Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
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Quadratus Lumborum block as primary anesthetic technique for colostomy procedure: a case report

Inês Vieira, Carla Pereira, Andreia Silva, Carlos Almeida

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An elderly patient was admitted to the hospital due to an enterovesical fistula and a terminal colostomy was proposed. The patient had a high anesthetic risk and thus a quadratus lumborum block was chosen as the sole anesthetic technique. This block has been described to provide both somatic and visceral analgesia to the abdomen. In fact, it yielded good anesthetic conditions to perform the procedure and allowed the patient to be hemodynamically stable and comfortable throughout the case. The postoperative period was uneventful.


Regional anesthesia,  Colostomy,  Patient safety


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