A Novel Approach to Pain Management for the Nuss Procedure using Erector Spinae Plane Blockade and Cryoanalgesia

@article{Stondell2020ANA,
  title={A Novel Approach to Pain Management for the Nuss Procedure using Erector Spinae Plane Blockade and Cryoanalgesia},
  author={Casey Stondell and Sundeep S. Tumber DO},
  journal={International Journal of Approximate Reasoning},
  year={2020},
  pages={584-588}
}
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