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2020 Apr-Jun

Ann Card Anaesth



Erector spinae plane block using clonidine as an adjuvant for excision of chest wall tumor in a pediatric patient.


Gupta A, Gupta N, Choudhury A, Agrawal N
Ann Card Anaesth. 2020 Apr-Jun; 23(2):221-223.
PMID: 32275041.


Erector spinae plane block has been described to manage post-thoracotomy pain. It is a simple block and shown to be provide effective analgesia. In single shot blocks opioid supplementation may be required to manage pain after the effect of local anesthetic wears off. In this case, we describe a case of chest wall tumor excision in a child who received clonidine in addition to local anesthetic for the erector spinae plane block. This provided long lasting and effective postoperative analgesia and may be considered to prolong the analgesia achieved with erector spinae plane block.