When should patients be extubated following bullectomy?

Updated: Feb 21, 2019
  • Author: Neerja Gulati, MD; Chief Editor: Dale K Mueller, MD  more...
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Early extubation is the goal. Epidural analgesia and opioids are generally used for pain management in the postoperative period. [8]  Epidural analgesia should be used liberally to provide regional pain control and minimize postoperative narcotic use and respiratory suppression.


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