Awake Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery with Erector Spinae Plane Block

ZENGİN S. Ü. , Ergun M. , LAÇİN T.

INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12262-022-03449-6
  • Title of Journal : INDIAN JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Keywords: Erector spinae plain block (ESPB), Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS), Awake anesthesia, PARAVERTEBRAL BLOCK, ANESTHESIA


Erector spinae plane block has been used for postoperative pain following thoracic surgery as an alternative to epidural block or adjunct to general anesthesia in thoracic procedures. However, its sole use during thoracoscopic surgery without general anesthesia is rare. Here, we report two cases in which erector spinae plane block was successfully used as the only anesthetic method during video-assisted thoracoscopy.