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2022 May

Transl Pediatr



Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block improve opioid-sparing perioperative analgesia in pediatric patients undergoing thoracoscopic lung lesion resection: a prospective randomized controlled trial.


Pediatric patients often experience severe pain after thoracic surgery, especially in the early postoperative period. Recently, the focus has been on regional analgesia with the introduction of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane blocks. We assumed that preoperative erector spinae plane block (ESPB) in children undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) would reduce the consumption of perioperative opioids.