Medical Specialty:
Pain Management

Sample Name: Intercostal Block

Description: Intercostal block, left. Severe post thoracotomy pain.
(Medical Transcription Sample Report)

PREOPERATIVE DIAGNOSIS: 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.

Keywords: pain management, thoracotomy pain, intercostal block, marcaine, thoracotomy, intercostal,