Postoperative analgesia by epidural methylprednisolone after posterolateral thoracotomy.

@article{Blanloeil2001PostoperativeAB,
  title={Postoperative analgesia by epidural methylprednisolone after posterolateral thoracotomy.},
  author={Yvonnick Blanloeil and Philippe Bizouarn and Y Le Teurnier and Corinne Le Roux and J C Rigal and Elodie Sellier and B Nougar{\`e}de},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 4},
  pages={635-8}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential analgesic effect of epidural methylprednisolone (MP) after posterolateral thoracotomy (PLT). Adult male patients undergoing PLT for lung surgery were included in a prospective, randomized, double blind study. Peroperative analgesia (bupivacaine plus sufentanil) was given by a thoracic epidural catheter associated with general anaesthesia. After surgery, patients received either MP 1 mg kg(-1) followed by a continuous epidural infusion of MP 1… CONTINUE READING