Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. F. Alemanno, E. Egarter Vigl
    Pages 1-17
  3. F. Alemanno, E. Egarter Vigl
    Pages 19-35
  4. F. Alemanno, E. Egarter Vigl
    Pages 37-40
  5. P. Grossi
    Pages 41-44
  6. L. Perotti, M. Allegri, A. Matteazzi, P. Grossi
    Pages 45-54
  7. M. Bosco, A. Clemente
    Pages 157-183
  8. M. Bosco, A. Clemente
    Pages 185-205
  9. A. Barbati
    Pages 207-224
  10. M. Raffa, M. Greco, A. Barbati
    Pages 225-230
  11. F. Alemanno, F. Auricchio
    Pages 231-251
  12. F. Coluzzi
    Pages 261-277
  13. F. Alemanno, B. Westermann
    Pages 279-291

About this book


Loco-regional anesthesia presents definite advantages in almost all surgical branches, since it couples a perfect  anesthesia with a long postoperative analgesia. This discipline is constantly developing thanks to new drugs and new techniques. In the last decade the advent of ultrasound guided regional anesthesia has  extended the study from the anatomic room to the virtual but real “in corpore viri” ecographic image thus increasing the success rate of this type of anesthesia. Together with electrostimulation, it has definitely increased the success rate of loco-regional anesthesia.

Nonetheless, though supported by new fundamental tools, it is of the utmost importance for anesthesiologists to have a deep knowledge of the brachial plexus and of the topographic anatomy, on which the two first chapters are focused. Featuring a total of 16 chapters and more than 140 color illustrations, the volume provides a detailed coverage of this technique, thus representing a very useful tool for specializing students as well anesthesiologists in their daily clinical practice.


Brachial plexus Perivascular techniques Regional anesthesia Ultrasound techniques Upper limb

Editors and affiliations

  • Fernando Alemanno
    • 1
  • Mario Bosco
    • 2
  • Aldo Barbati
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Pain TherapyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Catholic University of the Sacred HeartRomeItaly
  3. 3.Pain Therapy ServicePadre Pio HospitalMondragone (CE)Italy

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-5417-2
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-5418-9
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