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Saudi J Anaesth. 2019 Jan-Mar;13(1):66-68. doi: 10.4103/sja.SJA_449_18.

Erector spinae plane block as a rescue therapy for uncontrolled pain after laparotomic surgery: A report of two cases.

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Department of Medicine - DIMED, Section of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Abstract

The erector spinae plane block (ESP) is a novel interfascial block described in 2016 by Forero. Although it has been used to provide analgesia for planned abdominal and thoracic surgery, it has never been used as a rescue technique for abdominal surgery. Pain control can be a challenge for anaesthesiologists in laparotomic surgery when epidural analgesia is contraindicated. We report two cases in which the ESP block has been successfully used as a rescue technique to provide pain relief after laparotomic surgery.

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Erector spinae plane block; laparotomic surgery; pain

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