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2020 Nov 20

Medicine (Baltimore)



Comparison of the intraoperative analgesic efficacy between ultrasound-guided deep and superficial serratus anterior plane block during video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: A prospective randomized clinical trial.


The serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a novel method that provides lateral chest wall analgesia. There are 2 methods of SAPB; deep and superficial SAPB. Each of these methods has been demonstrated to provide effective perioperative analgesia in thoracic surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the intraoperative hemodynamic and analgesic benefits of deep versus superficial SAPB during video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy.