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Epidural Steroid Injection, Thoracic Spine
Jeffrey S. Ross, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Procedure

      • Post-Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Thoracic epidural steroid injection (TESI)
          • Definitions

            • Injection of corticosteroid/long-acting anesthetic into thoracic epidural space via interlaminar or transforaminal approach

          PRE-PROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Getting Started

                PROCEDURE

                • Patient Position/Location

                  • Equipment Preparation

                    • Procedure Steps

                      • Findings and Reporting

                        • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                          POST-PROCEDURE

                          • Expected Outcome

                            • Things to Do

                              • Things to Avoid

                                OUTCOMES

                                • Problems

                                  • Complications

                                    Selected References

                                    1. Georgy BA: Interventional techniques in managing persistent pain after vertebral augmentation procedures: a retrospective evaluation. Pain Physician. 10(5):673-6, 2007
                                    2. Botwin KP et al: Adverse effects of fluoroscopically guided interlaminar thoracic epidural steroid injections. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 85(1):14-23, 2006
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                                    KEY FACTS

                                    • Terminology

                                      • Procedure

                                        • Post-Procedure

                                          • Outcomes

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Abbreviations

                                              • Thoracic epidural steroid injection (TESI)
                                            • Definitions

                                              • Injection of corticosteroid/long-acting anesthetic into thoracic epidural space via interlaminar or transforaminal approach

                                            PRE-PROCEDURE

                                            • Indications

                                              • Contraindications

                                                • Getting Started

                                                  PROCEDURE

                                                  • Patient Position/Location

                                                    • Equipment Preparation

                                                      • Procedure Steps

                                                        • Findings and Reporting

                                                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                            POST-PROCEDURE

                                                            • Expected Outcome

                                                              • Things to Do

                                                                • Things to Avoid

                                                                  OUTCOMES

                                                                  • Problems

                                                                    • Complications

                                                                      Selected References

                                                                      1. Georgy BA: Interventional techniques in managing persistent pain after vertebral augmentation procedures: a retrospective evaluation. Pain Physician. 10(5):673-6, 2007
                                                                      2. Botwin KP et al: Adverse effects of fluoroscopically guided interlaminar thoracic epidural steroid injections. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 85(1):14-23, 2006