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Severe pneumothorax after intercostal nerve blockade. A case report.

Authors
  • Holzer, A
  • Kapral, S
  • Hellwagner, K
  • Eisenmenger-Pelucha, A
  • Preis, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1998
Volume
42
Issue
9
Pages
1124–1126
Identifiers
PMID: 9809101
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Extra caution should be used in applying this procedure to patients with underlying chronic lung disease, especially on the opposite side. Our case demonstrates that in all patients undergoing intercostal nerve blockade preference should be given to the approach at the dorsal angulation of the rib in the lateral or prone position due to its lower risk of pneumothorax.

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