Subpleural block is less effective than thoracic epidural analgesia for post-thoracotomy pain: a randomised controlled study.

@article{Kanazi2012SubpleuralBI,
  title={Subpleural block is less effective than thoracic epidural analgesia for post-thoracotomy pain: a randomised controlled study.},
  author={Ghassan E. Kanazi and Chakib Maurice Ayoub and Marie Aouad and Faraj W. Abdallah and Pierre M. Sfeir and Almoataz-Billah F Adham and Mohamad F. El-Khatib},
  journal={European journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={186-91}
}
CONTEXT Thoracic epidural and paravertebral blocks provide adequate analgesia for postoperative thoracotomy pain. Both procedures are usually performed percutaneously with considerable failure rates. A subpleural catheter placed in the space posterior to the parietal pleura and alongside the paravertebral area may provide superior postoperative pain relief. OBJECTIVE To compare subpleural analgesia with thoracic epidural analgesia in patients undergoing thoracotomy. DESIGN Randomised… CONTINUE READING
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