Ultrasound-Guided Thoracic Paravertebral Blockade: A Retrospective Study of the Incidence of Complications.

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BACKGROUND The benefits of thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) have been demonstrated for patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer. However, pleural puncture resulting in pneumothorax is a serious complication associated with traditional approaches using guidance from anatomic landmarks and nerve stimulation and may contribute to the low utilization of… (More)
DOI: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000001117

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