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2021 May

Ann Surg Treat Res



Efficacy of erector spinae plane block with opioid-sparing analgesic technique in breast-conserving surgery.


Breast-conserving surgery (BCS) is a surgical method designed to minimize intraoperative tissue injury. Although this technique is minimally invasive, it can cause significant postoperative pain and may be a risk factor for persistent pain. Erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is an easy interfascial plane block for analgesia in patients undergoing breast surgery. The primary outcome was the numeric rating scale scores measured separately on the breast and axilla. Secondary outcomes included correlation between pain score and skin sensitivity test.