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ISSN: 2643-6760

Surgery & Case Studies: Open Access Journal

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The Optimal Pain Management Methods Post Thoracic Surgery: A Literature Review

Volume 3 - Issue 1

Christiana Bithas1, Andreas Papaleontiou1, Pawel Sokal1 and Amer Harky2*

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    • 1School of Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
    • 2Department of Cardiothoracic surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest, Liverpool, UK

    *Corresponding author: Amer Harky, Department of Cardiothoracic surgery, Liverpool Heart and Chest, Liverpool, UK

Received:June 13, 2019;   Published: June 25, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/SCSOAJ.2019.02.000151

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Post-operative pain control is one of the key factors that can aid in fast and safe recovery after any surgical interventions. Thoracic surgery can cause significant postoperative pain which can lead to delayed recovery, delayed hospital discharge and possibly increased risk of chest complications in the form of atelectasis and even lower respiratory infections. Therefore, appropriate pain management following thoracic surgery is mandatory to prevent development of such morbidities including chronic pain.

Keywords: Thoracic Surgery, Analgesia, VATS, Robotics, Thoracotomy

Abstract| Introduction| Thoracotomy| Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS)| Robotic Lung Surgery| Conclusion| References|