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Effective Use of an Inadvertently Placed Interpleural Catheter for Post Operative Pain Relief

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Author(s): Harshal Wagh | Shyam Goankar | Aparna Date

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 13;
Issue: 14;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Thoracic epidural | Interpleural catheter | Post-operative pain relief

ABSTRACT
This case describes an unintentional interpleural placement of an attempted thoracic epidural catheter for a subtotal oesophagectomy. The interpleural catheter was left in situ and effectively used for post operative pain relief.
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