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Bilateral Erector Spinae Plane Block for Surgery on the Posterior Aspect of the Neck

A Case Report

Evans, Hywel T., FRCA; Leslie, Gavin J., MBBCh; Rutka, Olga, FRCS; Keevil, Edward, FRCA; Burckett-St Laurent, David, FRCA

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000926
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The erector spinae plane block is an interfascial plane block whereby local anesthetic is injected within the plane deep to the erector spinae muscle and superficial to the transverse process. To date, it has been used to provide analgesia in thoracic, abdominal, and lumbar regions. We present the first reported case of bilateral erector spinae plane block being used to provide surgical anesthesia in the cervical region.

From the Anesthetics Department, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, Wales, United Kingdom.

Accepted for publication October 1, 2018.

Funding: None.

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Work is attributed to the Royal Gwent Hospital.

Address correspondence to Hywel T. Evans, FRCA, Anesthetics Department, Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Rd, Newport NP20 2UB, Wales, United Kingdom. Address e-mail to hywel.evans@doctors.org.uk.

© 2019 International Anesthesia Research Society
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