Unrecognized contralateral intrapleural catheter: Bilateral blockade may obscure detection of failed epidural catheterization

Michael A. Cordone, Christopher L. Wu, Aimee L. Maceda, Jeffrey M. Richman

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Abstract

Thoracic epidural analgesia has been widely used to reduce both postoperative and posttraumatic pain. We describe a case of inadvertent right-sided interpleural catheter placement and pneumothorax during attempted epidural catheter placement for left-sided rib fractures that went unrecognized because of bilateral blockade and adequate analgesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-737
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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