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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 66-68

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


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

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Dr. Alessandro De Cassai
Department of Medicine - DIMED, Section of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University of Padua, Via V. Gallucci, 13, 35121 Padua
Italy
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_449_18

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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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