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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Anesthesia and analgesia|
|State||Published - Mar 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine