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2021 May 20

Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg


Epipleural surgical block and ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for analgesia in VATS.


Mahtab E, Maat A, Neuts A, Sadeghi AH, Horst M T
Multimed Man Cardiothorac Surg. 2021 May 20; 2021.
PMID: 34019749.


Thoracic surgery is still associated with severe postoperative pain. In this video tutorial, we present 2 techniques that could be used as an additional method in a multimodal postoperative analgesia strategy for video-assisted thoracic surgery. We present the combination of an epipleural surgical infiltration of a local anesthetic with an ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block.