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2020 Apr 20

BMC Anesthesiol



The erector spinae plane block causes only cutaneous sensory loss on ipsilateral posterior thorax: a prospective observational volunteer study.


Zhang J, He Y, Wang S, Chen Z, Zhang Y, Gao Y, Wang Q, Xia Y, Papadimos TJ, Zhou R
BMC Anesthesiol. 2020 Apr 20; 20(1):88.
PMID: 32312233.


Ultrasound-guided erector spine plane (ESP) block is widely used in perioperative analgesia for back, chest and abdominal surgery. The extent and distribution of this block remain controversial. This study was performed to assess the analgesia range of an ultrasound-guided ESP block.