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