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Chapter 16

Chapter 16 Misc

Spinal Anesthesia An anesthetic agent injected in the subarachnoid space into the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the patients spinal canal for surgeries performed below the upper abdomen
Epidural Anesthesia An anesthetic agent is injected in the epidural space. A small catheter may be placed for continuous epidural. An epidural can also remain in place after the surgery to assist with postoperative pain
Nerve Block An anesthetic agent is injected directly into the area around the nerve to block sensation for the region the surgery is being performed. Commonly used for procedures on the arms or legs
One-Lung Ventilation (OLV) Is a term used in anesthesia related to Thoracic surgery. OLV occurs when one lung is ventilated and the other lung is collapsed temporarily to improve surgical access to the lung. Several anesthesia codes separately identify utilization of one-lung venti
Intraperitoneal Describes organs within the peritoneal cavity
Extraperitoneal or Retroperitoneal describes the anatomical space in the abdominal cavity behind or outside the pertioneum
Radical Surgery Radical surgery is usually extensive, complex, and intended to correct a severe health threat such as rapidly growing cancer
Diagnostic or Surgical Arthroscopic Procedures may be performed on the temporalmandibular joint, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, and ankle
Postoperative Pain Management Is usually the responsibility of the surgeon, and payment is bundled into the surgeon's global fee
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