Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

, Volume 36, Issue 5, pp 601–602 | Cite as

Interpleural or paravertebral block at thoracotomy?

  • Richard G. Berrisford
  • Sabaratnam S. Sabanathan


Bupivacaine Vecuronium Intercostal Nerve Cricoid Pressure Open Chest 
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© Canadian Anesthesiologists 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard G. Berrisford
    • 1
  • Sabaratnam S. Sabanathan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Thoracic SurgeryBradfordEngland

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