Preoperative tests:

The preoperative tests required before the operation are the same regardless of whether general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation is to be used.

They will be carried out by the anaesthetist during the preoperative examination.

Unless otherwise indicated, they are as follows:

Analysis of the blood: Complete blood count, Azotemia (Blood urea), Glycemia, Total and partial prothrombin time, Creatinephosphokinase, Fibrinogen



X-ray of the thorax only if the patient is: 1) aged over 45 (for women) or 40 (for men); 2) a smoker; 3) a present or past sufferer from pulmonary disease.