[Intercostal nerve blockade with alcohol during operation for postthoracotomy pain].

OBJECTIVE Purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of intraoperative intercostal nerve blockade with alcohol in addition to epidural analgesia with morphine for control of postthoracotomy pain syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS 57 oncological patients undergoing antero-axillary thoracotomy were randomized to receive intraoperative intercostal… CONTINUE READING