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Tumour Promoting Effects of Surgery – Study

Journal of Anesthesiology (V 94, No 6, June 2001) - Surgical resection of tumors is an important aspect of cancer treatment. Unfortunately, it is becoming apparent that the perioperative period is characterized by pronounced immunosuppression, which may increase metastatic development at this susceptible period. This study assesses whether the use of regional anesthesia (spinal block) attenuates the promotion of metastasis by surgery.