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2019 Apr-Jun

Anesth Essays Res



Ultrasound-Guided Erector Spinae Plane Block Compared to Modified Pectoral Plane Block for Modified Radical Mastectomy Operations.


Gad M, Abdelwahab K, Abdallah A, Abdelkhalek M, Abdel Aziz M
Anesth Essays Res. 2019 Apr-Jun; 13(2):334-339.
PMID: 31198256.


Modified radical mastectomy (MRM) is the most common surgery for cancer breast that is associated with marked postoperative pain. Effective control of this pain suppresses the surgical stress response and decreases the opioids and general anesthetics' needs. This study compared the erector spinae plane (ESP) block and the pectoral plane (PECS) block effects on the opioid consumption postoperatively, stress response, fentanyl needs intraoperatively, pain scores, and incidence of complications in female patients subjected to MRM surgery.