Anesthesia in Dermatologic Surgery

Jose E. Ollague, Marilyn Zabielinski, Keyvan Nouri

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Local anesthetics work by inhibiting conduction along peripheral nerves. The most commonly used one is lidocaine. Anesthetics can be mixed with epinephrine when appropriate to produce a local vasoconstriction that decreases its systemic absorption and bleeding. Nerve blocks are classified into ring blocks and peripheral nerve blocks. Both these blocks require the ability to locate anatomical landmarks and to infiltrate with the proper technique to ensure blockade of pain sensation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDermatologic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationStep by Step
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781444330670
StatePublished - Sep 7 2012



  • Amides
  • Anesthesia
  • Anesthetic
  • Anesthetic agents
  • Bupivicaine
  • Epinephrine
  • Esters
  • Lidocaine
  • Local anesthetic
  • Topical anesthetic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Ollague, J. E., Zabielinski, M., & Nouri, K. (2012). Anesthesia in Dermatologic Surgery. In Dermatologic Surgery: Step by Step (pp. 20-24). Wiley-Blackwell.