Thoracic paravertebral catheter placement for acute rib pain in a pregnant patient with cystic fibrosis

Jacob L Hutchins, Robert A.lexander Jacobs

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Abstract

A 30-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis at 33 weeks, 4 days' gestation sustained a rib injury during an acute pulmonary exacerbation, resulting in noncompliance with her chest wall oscillation therapy and worsening of her respiratory status with concern for inducing labor early. Insertion of an ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral catheter produced immediate pain relief, eliminating the need for further opioids, and she was able to tolerate her chest wall oscillation treatment. She was discharged home after 7 days and was able to deliver a healthy baby at 38 weeks via spontaneous vaginal delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)31-32
Number of pages2
JournalA & A case reports
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

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