Complications of intercostal nerve blocks performed under direct vision during thoracotomy: A report of two cases

J. A. Gallo, P. A. Lebowitz, G. E. Battit, J. M.R. Bruner

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Abstract

Intrathoracic intercostal nerve block is a well-described procedure used to provide postoperative pain relief following thoracotomy. The two cases described present possible complications secondary to such blocks and suggest that the routine use of intrathoracic intercostal nerve blocks should be discouraged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)628-630
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume86
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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