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2022 Jan 02

J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth

Single-Injection Midpoint Transverse Process-to- Pleura Block Versus Thoracic Paravertebral Block for Postoperative Analgesia After Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.


The effect of midpoint transverse process-to-pleura block (MTPB) is unclear. The authors compared the analgesic characteristics of MTPB with those of thoracic paravertebral nerve block (TPVB) in patients undergoing uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (uVATS) and examined the 2 types of blocks for noninferiority.