Sample Type / Medical Specialty: Pain Management
Sample Name: Intercostal Block
Intercostal block, left. Severe post thoracotomy pain.
(Medical Transcription Sample Report)
Severe post thoracotomy pain.POSTOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS:
Severe post thoracotomy pain.PROCEDURE:
Intercostal block, left.PROCEDURE DETAIL:
With the patient in the ICU bed who was having a large amount of intravenous narcotic to control his thoracotomy pain, after obtaining informed consent, his left posterior chest was prepped and draped in the usual fashion and Marcaine 0.025% was injected in the spaces four to eight sequentially. A total of 40 mL of Marcaine was used.
The patient tolerated the procedure well and experienced immediate benefit out of the procedure.
pain management, thoracotomy pain, intercostal block, marcaine, thoracotomy, intercostal,
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