Choosing the Best Method for Postoperative Regional Analgesia After Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

VIDEO-ASSISTED thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) is used as an alternative to perform resections for lung cancer. The advantage of VATS includes less postoperative pain and fewer analgesic requirements; in addition, there is a reduction in pulmonary complications, shorter length of hospital stay after surgery, and enhanced recovery.1,2 Nevertheless, there still is a need to have an adequate management of pain control in the postoperative period to decrease the risk of pulmonary complications and post-thoracic surgery pain syndrome.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research

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