Hypnosis as sole anaesthesia for skin tumour removal in a patient with multiple chemical sensitivity.

Anaesthesia. 2013 Sep;68(9):961-5. doi: 10.1111/anae.12251. Epub 2013 Jul 12. Hypnosis as sole anaesthesia for skin tumour removal in a patient with multiple chemical sensitivity. Facco E1, Pasquali S, Zanette G, Casiglia E. Author information Abstract A female patient with multiple chemical sensitivity and previous anaphylactoid reactions to local anaesthetics was admitted for removal of a thigh skin tumour under hypnosis as sole anaesthesia. The hypnotic protocol included hypnotic focused analgesia and a pre-operative pain threshold test. After inducing hypnosis, a wide excision was performed, preserving the deep fascia, and the tumour was removed; the patient’s heart rate and blood pressure …

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Neurophysiology of hypnosis.

Neurophysiol Clin. 2014 Oct;44(4):343-53. doi: 10.1016/j.neucli.2013.09.006. Epub 2013 Oct 29. Neurophysiology of hypnosis. Vanhaudenhuyse A1, Laureys S2, Faymonville ME3. Author information Abstract We here review behavioral, neuroimaging and electrophysiological studies of hypnosis as a state, as well as hypnosis as a tool to modulate brain responses to painful stimulations. Studies have shown that hypnotic processes modify internal (self awareness) as well as external (environmental awareness) brain networks. Brain mechanisms underlying the modulation of pain perception under hypnotic conditions involve cortical as well as subcortical areas including anterior cingulate and prefrontal cortices, basal ganglia and thalami. Combined with local anesthesia and …

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