Erector spinae plane block for perioperative analgesia in cardiac surgery. Case report

Bloqueio do plano eretor espinhal para analgesia perioperatória em cirurgia cardíaca. Relato de caso

Ricardo Kenithi Nakamura Felipe Chiodini Machado Leonardo Sérgio Rocha Novais About the authors

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES:

The anesthetic management has evolved with the use of alternative techniques that promote greater safety, quick recovery and comfort in the perioperative period. The erector spinae plane block emerges as a promising alternative that can be employed as a simple analgesic technique for thoracic analgesia, acute post-surgical, post-traumatic and chronic neuropathic thoracic pain.

CASE REPORT:

Female patient, 72-year-old, undergoing aortic valve replacement surgery under general anesthesia associated with an erector spinae plane block as a technique for perioperative pain management.

CONCLUSION:

We demonstrate with this case report that the erector spinae plane block can be a suitable option as a regional analgesia technique for cardiac surgery, used perioperatively as a regional block for multimodal analgesia. Further research and studies are needed to address its efficacy and safety for multiple cardiac and aortic surgery techniques.

Keywords:
Erector spinae plane block; Fast-track; Enhanced recovery after surgery

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