Anaesthesist. 1979 May; 28(5): 243-6.
[Behaviour of plasma-cortisol during ophthalmological operations in patients under electrostimulation anaesthesia (author's transl)]
Plasma cortisol was determined before, during and after ophthalmological operations. These were performed under electrostimulation anaesthesia using adhesive electrodes attached to the dermatome of the site of operation. Plasma cortisol decreased after premedication and induction of anaesthesia; it increased continuously during surgery beyond the end of operation. Thirty minutes after extubation plasma cortisol decreased again.