Provide effective analgesia for acute pain from rib fractures, thoracic surgeries, chest tube placement. Useful for diagnosis and management of chronic chest wall pain secondary to posthoracotomy syndrome, postmastecomy pain syndrome, mestastatic cancer pain, posherpetic neuralgia. Can be used as diagnostic block prior to the destruction of intercostal nerves for chronic cancer pain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAnesthesiology In-Training Exam Review
Subtitle of host publicationRegional Anesthesia and Chronic Pain
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783030872663
ISBN (Print)9783030872656
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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