Erector spinae plane block for a patient who underwent both bilateral mastectomy and right video-assisted thoracic surgery
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CitationÇiftçi, B., Ekinci, M. ve Yıldız, Y. (2020). Erector spinae plane block for a patient who underwent both bilateral mastectomy and right video-assisted thoracic surgery. Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, 48(2), 170-171. https://dx.doi.org/10.5152/TJAR.2019.01205
Clinicians usually opt for a procedure that is easy and simple to perform and has low risk of complications duringpostoperative analgesia management. Techniques such as thoracal epidural analgesia (TEA) and paravertebral blockare invasive and difficult to use in practice (1). Opioids are usually preferred for intravenous analgesia, but their usemay cause adverse events, such as respiratory depression, nausea and vomiting (2). Thus, ultrasound (US)-guidedinterfascial plane blocks are increasingly being used in daily anaesthesia practice. Erector spinae plane block (ESPB)is a novel US-guided interfascial plane block that may provide both thoracic and abdominal analgesia (3, 4). Herewe would like to report our experience of performing ESPB for a patient who underwent multiple surgeries. Writteninformed consent was obtained from the patient for reporting of this case.