Indian Journal of Pain

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53--55

Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for managing postherpetic neuralgia in cancer patients


Deepti Ahuja, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Vinod Kumar, Nishkarsh Gupta 
 Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B.R.A. IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sachidanand Jee Bharati
Room No 139, First Floor, Department of Onco-Anaesthesia and Palliative Medicine, Dr. B.R.A. IRCH, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
India

Pain is the most distressing symptom experienced by cancer patients. Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a rare cause of pain in breast cancer survivors that can negatively affect their quality of life. Ultrasound-guided fascial plane blocks are among the most recent addition to anesthesiologist's armamentarium. We describe the successful use of ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block to provide adequate pain relief in a patient with PHN refractory to pharmacological therapy.


How to cite this article:
Ahuja D, Bharati SJ, Kumar V, Gupta N. Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for managing postherpetic neuralgia in cancer patients.Indian J Pain 2020;34:53-55


How to cite this URL:
Ahuja D, Bharati SJ, Kumar V, Gupta N. Ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block for managing postherpetic neuralgia in cancer patients. Indian J Pain [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Oct 21 ];34:53-55
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