Serratus anterior plane block home catheter for posterior rib fractures and flail chest

  • Peter RoseEmail author
  • Reva Ramlogan
  • Susan Madden
  • Anne Lui
To the Editor,


Conflicts of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.




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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyThe Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaUniversity of OttawaOttawaCanada

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