Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 1998 Mar; 18(3): 138-9.
[Clinical application of combined acupuncture-drug anesthesia in cerebral functional area operation]
Huashan Hospital, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai (200040).
OBJECTIVE: To reach for higher tumor resection rate and low incidence of disability by operation with combined acupuncture-drug anesthesia in cerebral functional area. METHODS: According to the different operation ways, two groups of combination of body-acupuncture and ear-acupuncture were adopted. RESULTS: Satisfactory effect was obtained in all the 80 patients, including 20 cases in language center and 60 in sensory and motor center. The anesthesia grade 1 rate was 100%. After operation, no aggravation in dysphasia or dysfunction was found, 5 cases showed aggravation on myasthenia and dysesthesia, but all recovered within 2-4 weeks. CONCLUSION: Operation with combined acupuncture-drug anesthesia might result high tumor resection rate and low incidence of disability, therefore, this method of anesthesia could be regarded as one of the routine anesthesia methods.