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2020 Apr

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth



Efficacy of Bilateral Erector Spinae Plane Block in Management of Acute Postoperative Surgical Pain After Pediatric Cardiac Surgeries Through a Midline Sternotomy.


Kaushal B, Chauhan S, Magoon R, Krishna SN, Saini K, Bhoi D, Bisoi AK
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2020 Apr; 34(4):981-986.
PMID: 31515190.


Regional analgesia continues to evolve with the introduction of ultrasound-guided fascial plane blocks. Erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is a novel technique gaining recent acceptability as a perioperative modality of analgesia in various thoracic and abdominal surgeries. However, literature on the use of ESPB in pediatric cardiac surgery is limited.