Chest tube insertion is one important factor leading to intercostal nerve impairment in thoracic surgery.

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OBJECTIVES Chest tube insertion seems to be one important factor leading to intercostal nerve impairment. The purpose of this prospective study was to objectively evaluate intercostal nerve damage using current perception threshold testing in association with chest tube insertion. METHODS Sixteen patients were enrolled in this study. Intercostal nerve… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11748-013-0328-z

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