Acupuncture anesthesia used in lung cancer surgery
Two patients who received successful lung cancer surgery under acupuncture anesthesia have achieved quick recovery. One patient even drove home after being discharged five days after surgery, doctors said on Friday.
The patients with early stage lung cancer, a 59-year-old woman surnamed Du and a 64-year-old woman surnamed Huang, received acupuncture anesthesia with small amounts of anesthetic sedative without receiving traditional trachea cannula general anesthesia, said doctors from the Shanghai Yueyang Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.
Du was discharged five days later and drove home by herself, while Huang was discharged three days after surgery.
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