The ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane (ESP) block in chronic pain due to bone metastasis: case report
The article describes the use of the bilateral erector spinae plane block at the level of T7, as an alternative technique outside the operating room to do contrast magnetic resonance images in a patient with chronic metastatic pain in the dorsal region, with a pain score of 10 in the visual analogue scale. Ten minutes after the block, the pain dropped to 2/10 in the visual analogue scale, until it finally disappeared. Two weeks later, the pain came back with a visual analogue scale rating of 5/10-a considerably lower level as compared to the pain before the procedure.
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