In a randomized experimental trial, the intrapleural was compared with the intraperitoneal anesthesia (pentobarbital), in guinea-pig (24 animals). Best results were observed in the intrapleural injection group: sedation and recuperation developed more quickly than the peritoneal group. Accidents and/or adverse reactions were not observed in either group. The author consider this technique useful for surgical procedures, in experimental surgery and for research, in guinea-pig.
Anesthesia; Pleura; Peritoneum; Guinea-pigs