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2019 May

Medicine (Baltimore)



Pectoral nerve block in anesthesia for modified radical mastectomy: A meta-analysis based on randomized controlled trials.


Zhao J, Han F, Yang Y, Li H, Li Z
Medicine (Baltimore). 2019 May; 98(18):e15423.
PMID: 31045802.


Many types of regional nerve blocks have been used during anesthesia for modified radical mastectomy. In recent years, the use of pectoral nerve (PECS) block has gained importance in postoperative analgesia, but there are still controversies regarding its efficacy. There is especially no consensus on the optimal type of PECS block to be used. Herein, we attempt to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of the PECS block after radical mastectomy.