Year : 2018  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 637-639

A novel out plane technique of midpoint transverse process to pleura block in breast surgery: A case report

Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Debesh Bhoi
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_116_18

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Regional anesthetic techniques have gradually revolutionized the perioperative analgesia in breast surgeries. Recently, midpoint transverse process to pleura block has been described and found to provide excellent opioid-sparing analgesia. We performed the block in a novel out-of-plane technique to decrease the patient-needle interaction time and at the same time achieving good analgesia. The immediate postoperative Numeric Pain Rating Scale score was 0/10 both at rest and on movement, and patient reported a score of 5/10 after 12 h, which get subsided with single dose of nonopioid analgesic.

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