Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 253--254

Erector spinae plane block unbound: Limits to safety in a patient with laminectomy


Victor Tseng, Arjun Tara, Jian Hou, Jeff L Xu 
 Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jeff L Xu
Division of Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management, Department of Anesthesiology, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College, 100 Woods Road, Macy Building 2391, Valhalla, NY - 10595
USA

The erector spinae plane (ESP) block has been used to provide analgesia for multiple surgeries involving the abdomen and thorax. Like other plane blocks, the ESP block relies upon normal anatomical boundaries for predictable and safe distribution of local anesthetic. Surgical intervention can alter the anatomy and present new considerations for performing plane blocks. We present a case in which an ESP block was performed for multiple rib fractures in a patient with a recent laminectomy. Laminectomy patients present unique considerations regarding the safety of the ESP block.


How to cite this article:
Tseng V, Tara A, Hou J, Xu JL. Erector spinae plane block unbound: Limits to safety in a patient with laminectomy.Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:253-254


How to cite this URL:
Tseng V, Tara A, Hou J, Xu JL. Erector spinae plane block unbound: Limits to safety in a patient with laminectomy. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Jan 19 ];13:253-254
Available from: http://www.saudija.org/article.asp?issn=1658-354X;year=2019;volume=13;issue=3;spage=253;epage=254;aulast=Tseng;type=0