Comparison of ultrasound-guided single vs bi-level erector spinae plane block for postoperative pain in benign thoracotomy operations


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TUĞCUGİL E. , BEŞİR A. , Sen A.

ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE, vol.12, no.4, pp.470-473, 2021 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.4328/acam.20570
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF CLINICAL AND ANALYTICAL MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.470-473
  • Keywords: Nerve block, Thoracotomy, Postoperative pain, Opioid, POSTTHORACOTOMY PAIN, OPIOID CONSUMPTION, ANALGESIA, SURGERY

Abstract

Aim: Chronic postoperative pain may develop in more than half of patients after thoracotomy. Studies have shown that the Erector Spinae Plane Block is both an effective and safe analgesia method for thoracotomy. This study aims to investigate the effect of 10 ml 0.5% bupivacaine on postoperative pain in two doses divided from T4-T6 level with a single dose of 20 ml 0.5% bupivacaine from T5 level.