Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia and Analgesia (TEA) in Patients with Rib Fractures

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BACKGROUND We analyzed the results of surgical reduction and fixation of ribs under thoracic epidural anesthesia and analgesia (TEA) in patients who had no more than 3 consecutive rib fractures with severe displacement to examine the clinical usefulness of this method. MATERIALS AND METHODS From May 2008 to March 2010, 35 patients underwent surgical… (More)
DOI: 10.5090/kjtcs.2011.44.2.178

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