Local anesthesia in dermatologic surgery

R C Grekin, M J Auletta
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1988, 19 (4): 599-614
With the growth of dermatologic surgery the appropriate use of local anesthesia is becoming an important issue. Thoughtful use of local anesthesia can improve the patient's experience and facilitate the surgical procedure. In this review we discuss historical and pharmacologic aspects of local anesthetic agents. Emphasis is placed on clinical considerations, including contraindications, toxic reactions, and detailed descriptions of anesthetic use.

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