Continuous Erector Spinae Plane Block for Rescue Analgesia in Thoracotomy After Epidural Failure: A Case Report

Mauricio Forero, Manikandan Rajarathinam, Sanjib Adhikary, Ki Jinn Chin

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Abstract

The ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a newly described technique for providing thoracic analgesia. It is simple to perform and relatively noninvasive compared with thoracic epidural analgesia. In addition, the anatomy lends itself well to catheter insertion for continuous blockade. In this report, we describe the use of the ESP block as a rescue analgesic technique for postthoracotomy analgesia in a patient with failed thoracic epidural analgesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalA & A case reports
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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