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2020 Apr 24


Erector spine plane block as postoperative rescue analgesia in thoracic surgery.


Rispoli M, Tamburri R, Nespoli M R, Esposito M, Mattiacci D M, Santonastaso D P, Casazza D, Amore D, Corcione A
Tumori. 2020 Apr 24:300891620915783.
PMID: 32326829.


Erector spine plane block (ESPB) is a newly defined regional anesthesia technique performed by injection of local anesthetic beneath the erector spine muscle. We tested ESPB as a regional rescue analgesia bedside technique to be performed in the thoracic surgical ward, reporting a 7-patient case series.