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2022 Mar 24

Ann Palliat Med

Efficacy of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block versus paravertebral block for postoperative analgesia in single-port video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: a retrospective study.


Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is an analgesic method recommended in the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocol and proven successful in thoracoscopic surgery. The study aimed to investigate whether the erector spinae plane block (ESPB) administered single-injection in uniportal videoassisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) can be an alternative to TPVB as an analgesic method.