Erector spinae plane block for analgesia after lower segment caesarean section: Case report


Yamak Altinpulluk E., Garcia Simon D., Fajardo-Perez M.

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA Y REANIMACION, vol.65, no.5, pp.284-286, 2018 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 65 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.redar.2017.11.006
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA ESPANOLA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA Y REANIMACION
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-286

Abstract

Effective postoperative analgesia after emergency caesarean section is important because it provides early recovery, ambulation and breast-feeding. The ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block has been orginally described for providing thoracic analgesia at the T5 transverse process by Forero et al. We performed post-operative bilateral erector spinae plane blocks with 20 ml bupivacaine 0.25% at the level of the T9 transverse process in a pregnant woman after caesarean section. In this report, we described that bilateral erector spinae plane block at T9 level provides effective and long-lasting postoperative analgesia for lower abdominal surgery. (C) 2017 Sociedad Espanola de Anestesiologia, Reanimacion y Terapeutica del Dolor. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. All rights reserved.