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2020 Feb

Pain Pract



Serratus Plane Block Is Effective for Pain Control in Patients With Blunt Chest Trauma: A Case Series.


Martinez T, Belveyre T, Lopez A, Dunyach C, Bouzit Z, Dubreuil G, Zetlaoui P, Duranteau J
Pain Pract. 2020 Feb; 20(2):197-203.
PMID: 31667973.


Rib fractures occur frequently following blunt chest trauma and induce morbidity and mortality. Analgesia is a cornerstone for their management, and regional analgesia is one of the tools available to reach this objective. Epidural and paravertebral blocks are the classical techniques used, but the serratus plane block (SPB) has recently been described as an effective technique for thoracic analgesia.