Bilateral erector spinae plane block for scoliosis surgery: Case series

Diwan S. M., YAMAK ALTINPULLUK E., Khurjekar K., Nair A., Dongre H., Turan A.

REVISTA ESPANOLA DE ANESTESIOLOGIA Y REANIMACION, vol.67, no.3, pp.153-158, 2020 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Spinal correction surgery is a very invasive surgical procedure and results in severe postoperative pain. We report six cases in which Bilateral Erector Spinae Plane Block was performed for scoliosis surgery. Our aim was to provide an effective perioperative pain management and to achieve intraoperative hemodynamic stability with no interference on neuromonitoring. The technical challenges are also highlighted. An ultrasound guided scout scan is necessarry to identify the bony prominences and determine the possible multiple injection points. Erector Spinae Plane Block in scoliosis surgery is an easier and safer technique compared to epidural anesthesia and can use instrumented complex spinal surgery. This block seems to have a role in perioperative pain pathway complementing the multimodal analgesic regimen and not have interference with evocated potentials in adults. However the diffusion mechanism of the this block is not well known hence it should be awake regarding local anesthetic toxicity. (C) 2020 Sociedad Espanola de Anestesiologia, Reanimacion y Terapeutica del Dolor. Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U. All rights reserved.