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2021 Feb 06

Braz J Anesthesiol

Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block for surgical treatment of endometriosis: case report.


do Ribeiro-Junior I V, Brito L G O, Rossmann-Machado M, do Amaral R L G, A Braga AF, Carvalho V H
Braz J Anesthesiol. 2021 Feb 06.
PMID: 33934880.


Quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is a technique that is not widely applied for gynecological surgery. Endometriosis affects 10% of the female population and chronic pelvic pain is one of the most prevalent symptoms. Laparoscopic surgery for removal of endometriosis may present a long intra-operative duration and this technique might improve postoperative pain control. We described a case report of a patient submitted to general anesthesia associated to bilateral QLB for pelvic endometriosis. QLB was an adjuvant anesthetic technique for endometriosis, providing somatic and visceral analgesia. However, prospective studies are needed to identify the standard dosage and total duration of analgesia.