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2019 Sep 01

Pain Med



Persistent Postsurgical Pain Following Thoracotomy: A Comparison of Thoracic Epidural and Paravertebral Blockade as Preventive Analgesia.



Persistent postsurgical pain (PPP) is common following thoracotomy. Thoracic epidural (TEB) and paravertebral blockade (PVB) are both established forms of perioperative analgesia for thoracotomy. There is currently a lack of data on their influence on PPP; this study aims to evaluate both techniques on PPP.