Acute pain management for patients undergoing thoracotomy

Roy G. Soto, Eugene S. Fu

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Management of thoracotomy pain can be difficult, but the benefits of effective pain control are significant. A variety of modalities for treating postoperative pain after thoracotomy are available, including systemic opiates, regional analgesics, and new oral and parenteral agents. This work provides a review of the literature and recommendations for the clinician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1349-1357
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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