Erector Spinae Block for Analgesia : A Safe and Novel Technique with Diverse Applications

  • Bigen Man Shakya Department of Anaesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University,
  • Ninadini Shrestha Department of Anaesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University,
  • Binita Acharya Department of Anaesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University, ABSTRACT
  • Anil Shrestha Department of Anaesthesiology, Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Tribhuvan University,
  • Renu Gurung Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Utsav Acharya Department of Anesthesioligy TU Teaching Hospital Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

Erector Spinae Block is a paraspinal musculofascial plane block where we inject local anesthetics superficial to the tip of the transverse processes and deep to the erector spinae muscle .It works at the origin of spinal nerves based on cadaveric and contrast study. It is effective and safe regional anesthetic technique. It has a wide variety of applications ranging from acute postoperative pain treatment to chronic pain management. In this series, we report a series of two cases, which include postoperative pain management in Partial Nephrectomy and chronic pain management in Post Herpetic Neuralgia.

Keywords: Analgesia; erector spinae block; regional.

Published
2019-08-01