Rapid hypnosis as an anaesthesia adjunct for evacuation of postpartum vulval haematoma
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Hypnosis can be a useful therapeutic adjunct to pharmacological analgesia or anaesthesia in obstetrics. However, it is rarely considered a primary anaesthetic technique and is seldom employed in the acute surgical setting. Few obstetricians and anaesthetists currently utilise this technique in their clinical practice. We present a case report of a 34-year-old woman who successfully underwent evacuation of a large vulval haematoma using the simple hypnosis technique of 'believed-in imagination' as the principal anaesthetic technique with only minimal adjunctive pharmacological analgesia.

Author(s): 
Wong, Lufee
Cyna, Allan M.
Matthews, Geoffrey
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Journal Abbreviation: 
Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol
Publication Date: 
6/11/2015
Publication Year: 
2011
Pages: 
265-267
Volume: 
51
Issue: 
3
ISSN: 
1479-828X
DOI: 
10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01310.x
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 21631449

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Lufee Wong, Allan M. Cyna and Geoffrey Matthews. 6/11/2015. "Rapid hypnosis as an anaesthesia adjunct for evacuation of postpartum vulval haematoma." The Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology 51: 3: 265-267. 10.1111/j.1479-828X.2011.01310.x.

Wikipedia Citation

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