Thoracic paravertebral block using real-time ultrasound guidance.
AuthorsO Riain, Seosamh C
Donnell, Brian O
Harmon, Dominic C
Fraher, John P
AffiliationDepartment of Anaesthesia, Mid-Western Regional Hospitals, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. email@example.com
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CitationThoracic paravertebral block using real-time ultrasound guidance. 2010, 110 (1):248-51 Anesth. Analg.
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
AbstractWe developed a technique for ultrasound-guided paravertebral block, which was subsequently applied in the clinical setting.
An initial cadaver study was used to develop a technique that was used in the clinical setting on patients undergoing breast cancer surgery.
Paravertebral catheters were correctly placed in the cadaveric trial in 8 of 10 attempts. In the clinical study, all blocked patients (n = 9) had evidence of thoracic wall sensory block and analgesia postoperatively.
Determined by anatomical dissection, we have described the ultrasound features of the thoracic paravertebral space and performed clinically successful ultrasound-guided paravertebral block.