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Abbreviations

ALND

axillary lymph node dissection

CFF

Critical Flicker Frequency test

CPM

chlorpheniramine maleate

EMLA

Eutectic Mixture of Local Anaesthetic

GA

general anaesthetic

ICB

intercostal nerve block

IM

intramuscular

Intra-op

intra-operative

IV

intravenous

LA

local anaesthetic

NRS

numerical rating scale

PACU

post-anaesthesia care unit

PCA

patient-controlled analgesia

PCEA

patient-controlled epidural analgesia

PCRA

patient-controlled regional analgesia

POD

postoperative day

PONV

postoperative nausea and vomiting

Postop

postoperative

Pre-op

pre-operative

PVB

paravertebral block

SDS

simple descriptive scale

TEA

thoracic epidural anaesthesia

TRAM

transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous

VAS

visual analogue scale

VIS

visual intensity scale

VRS

verbal rating scale