I am a
Home I AM A Search Login

Papers of the Week

2020 Apr 14




Sacral Erector Spinae Plane Block for Gender Reassignment Surgery.


Kukreja P, Deichmann P, Selph JP, Hebbard J, Kalagara H
Cureus. 2020 Apr 14; 12(4):e7665.
PMID: 32419993.


The erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is an interfascial plane block that has been used to provide perioperative analgesia for a variety of indications. This case report describes the novel use of the sacral ESPB on a transgender patient undergoing male-to-female gender reassignment surgery for perioperative pain control. The sacral ESPB technique was described and post-operative pain score and opioid requirements were reported. The sacral ESPB was successfully used as an alternative to neuraxial, caudal, or peripheral nerve blocks for gender reassignment surgery.