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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 142--144

Unfolding role of erector spinae plane block for the management of chronic cancer pain in the palliative care unit


Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr BRA IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sachidanand Jee Bharati
Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr BRA IRCH, AIIMS, New Delhi
India
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DOI: 10.4103/IJPC.IJPC_188_19

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Pain adversely affects the quality of life in cancer patients. Although conventional oral analgesics and co-analgesics manage 80%–90% of pain, interventional pain management techniques may be useful in the management of cancer pain refractory to opioid analgesia or in patients unable to tolerate systemic opioids. Herein, we report three cases depicting the successful role of erector spinae plane block in our palliative care unit for the management of different chronic cancer pain.






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