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2022 Mar

Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne



A comparison of the analgesic efficacy of serratus anterior plane block vs. paravertebral nerve block for video-assisted thoracic surgery: a randomized controlled trial.


Zhang Y, Fu Z, Fang T, Wang K, Liu Z, Li H, Jiang W, Cao X
Wideochir Inne Tech Maloinwazyjne. 2022 Mar; 17(1):134-142.
PMID: 35251398.


Patients who undergo video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) frequently experience moderate to severe postoperative pain. Serratus anterior plane block (SAPB) is a relatively novel technique that can block the lateral cutaneous branches of the intercostal nerves as well as the long thoracic nerve.