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2020 Jan-Mar

Indian J Palliat Care



Unfolding Role of Erector Spinae Plane Block for the Management of Chronic Cancer Pain in the Palliative Care Unit.


Sirohiya P, Yadav P, Bharati S J, Sushma B
Indian J Palliat Care. 2020 Jan-Mar; 26(1):142-144.
PMID: 32132801.


Pain adversely affects the quality of life in cancer patients. Although conventional oral analgesics and co-analgesics manage 80%-90% of pain, interventional pain management techniques may be useful in the management of cancer pain refractory to opioid analgesia or in patients unable to tolerate systemic opioids. Herein, we report three cases depicting the successful role of erector spinae plane block in our palliative care unit for the management of different chronic cancer pain.