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2022 Nov

Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med



Ultrasound-Guided Erector Spinae Plane Block in Emergency Department for Abdominal Malignancy Pain: A Case Report.


Ashworth H, Sanders N, Mantuani D, Nagdev A
Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2022 Nov; 6(4):314-317.
PMID: 36427032.


Severe breakthrough pain is a common occurrence in patients with cancer and is responsible for thousands of emergency department (ED) visits each year. While opioids are the current mainstay of treatment, they have multiple limitations including inadequate control for a quarter of patients with cancer. The ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block (ESPB) has been used in the ED to effectively treat pain for pathologies such as acute pancreatitis, since it provides somatic and visceral analgesia.