Pleural puncture: an unusual complication of a thoracic epidural. Grieve, P P & Whitta, R K Anaesthesia and intensive care, 32(1):113–116, February, 2004.
abstract   bibtex   
Thoracic epidural analgesia is a common method of pain relief for major thoracic and abdominal surgery. Numerous complications may occur, including temporary or permanent neurological injury. A rare and potentially life-threatening complication of thoracic epidural analgesia is pleural puncture by the needle or the catheter. Such a case is presented and pleural puncture in association with attempted thoracic epidural catheter placement is discussed.
@article{grieve_pleural_2004,
	title = {Pleural puncture: an unusual complication of a thoracic epidural},
	volume = {32},
	issn = {0310-057X},
	shorttitle = {Pleural puncture},
	abstract = {Thoracic epidural analgesia is a common method of pain relief for major thoracic and abdominal surgery. Numerous complications may occur, including temporary or permanent neurological injury. A rare and potentially life-threatening complication of thoracic epidural analgesia is pleural puncture by the needle or the catheter. Such a case is presented and pleural puncture in association with attempted thoracic epidural catheter placement is discussed.},
	number = {1},
	journal = {Anaesthesia and intensive care},
	author = {Grieve, P P and Whitta, R K},
	month = feb,
	year = {2004},
	pmid = {15058132},
	keywords = {Anesthesia, Epidural, Anesthetics, Local, Bupivacaine, Catheterization, Female, Humans, Middle Aged, Pleura, Punctures, Stomach Neoplasms, Thoracic Wall},
	pages = {113--116}
}
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