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2021 May

Clin Case Rep



Erector spinae plane block in laparoscopic nephrectomy as a cause of involuntary hemodynamic instability: A case report.


Coviello A, Golino L, Maresca A, Vargas M, Servillo G
Clin Case Rep. 2021 May; 9(5):e04026.
PMID: 34084483.


The Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block (US-ESPB), used as an anesthesiological block for opioid-sparing approach and for postoperative analgesia, could represent an involuntary cause of hemodynamic instability. This hemodynamic instability is accentuated by a greater diffusion of local anesthetic in the epidural space.