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2019 Sep

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth



Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Anterior Plane Block for Pain Management Following Minimally Invasive Repair of Pectus Excavatum.


Tore Altun G, Arslantas M K, Corman Dincer P, Aykac Z Z
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Sep; 33(9):2487-2491.
PMID: 31097336.


The Nuss procedure is a preferred technique for minimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum (MIRPE), but it is associated with significant postoperative pain. We assessed the efficacy and safety of an ultrasound-guided bilateral serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) for relieving acute pain from MIRPE.