Is epidural anesthesia truly the best pain management strategy after minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair?

@article{Peter2008IsEA,
  title={Is epidural anesthesia truly the best pain management strategy after minimally invasive pectus excavatum repair?},
  author={Shawn David St. Peter and Kathryn A. Weesner and Ronald J. Sharp and Susan W. Sharp and Daniel J. Ostlie and George W. Holcomb},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={
          79-82; discussion 82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The repair of pectus excavatum with bar placement is associated with substantial postoperative pain. Optimal pain control strategy has not been addressed with level 1 or substantial level 2 evidence. Many institutions operate under the assumption that a thoracic epidural offers the best pain control for these patients. Therefore, we conducted a retrospective evaluation to examine the validity of this assumption. METHODS A retrospective review of patients undergoing pectus excavatum… CONTINUE READING
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