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Continuous Pectoral Fascia Blocks for Postoperative Analgesia After Median Sternotomy: A Case Report

Richard, Alyce M., MD*; Bain, Sarah E., MD*; Nikravan, Sara, MD*; Lilley, Ryan R., MD*; Velamoor, Gautam R., MD, FACS; Flaherty, James M., MD; Hanson, Neil A., MD*

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000763
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We report a novel case of a patient who presented for aortic valve replacement via median sternotomy. Bilateral continuous pectoral fascia blocks were placed to provide postoperative analgesia. Both numerical rating scale pain scores and opioid consumption after surgery were suggestive of analgesic benefit.

From the Departments of *Anesthesiology

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Department of Anesthesiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Accepted for publication February 14, 2018.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Neil A. Hanson, MD, Department of Anesthesiology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 9th Ave, B2-AN, Seattle, WA 98101. Address e-mail to neil.hanson@virginiamason.org.

© 2018 International Anesthesia Research Society
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