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2019 Oct-Dec

Ann Card Anaesth



High vs mid thoracic epidural analgesia – A comparative study on the ease of insertion and effects on pain, hemodynamics, and oxygenation in patients undergoing thoracotomies.


Thoracic epidural analgesia offers effective perioperative pain relief in patients undergoing thoracotomies apart from attenuating stress responses. It helps in fast tracking by facilitating early mobilization and improving respiratory function. Literature on high (T1-T2 level) thoracic segmental analgesia for thoracotomy is less.