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2022 Mar




Comparison of Continuous Thoracic Epidural With Erector Spinae Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Adult Living Donor Hepatectomy.


Zubair M, Adil Khan M, Khan M N A, Iqbal S, Ashraf M, Saleem SA
Cureus. 2022 Mar; 14(3):e23151.
PMID: 35444875.


Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) is commonly used for pain management in donor hepatectomy. Erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is a newer ultrasound-guided block described for the management of thoracic and abdominal pain. There is limited literature available comparing the two techniques. The objective of this study was to compare the postoperative analgesic efficacy and adverse effects of continuous ESPB to continuous TEA in donor hepatectomy.