Analgesia by ultrasound guided subpectoral interfascial plane block for median sternotomy in a pediatric patient

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Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal, vol.9, pp.80-84, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.14587/paccj.2021.14
  • Journal Name: Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.80-84
  • Keywords: Postoperative pain, Median sternotomy, Analgesia, Regional anesthesia, Nerve block, Intercostal nerve, REGIONAL ANESTHESIA, CARDIAC-SURGERY, PAIN, CHILDREN


Systemic opioids are generally used to provide analgesia for pediatric patients after median sternotomy. In order to reduce side effects from opioids and to provide better analgesia through a peripheral nerve block (the cornerstone of multimodal analgesia), we report the first use of an ultrasound-guided subpectoral interfascial plane block in a 12-year-old pediatric patient after median sternotomy for thymectomy