In-plane ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block: a preliminary report of 36 cases with radiologic confirmation of catheter position.

@article{Renes2010InplaneUT,
  title={In-plane ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block: a preliminary report of 36 cases with radiologic confirmation of catheter position.},
  author={Steven H Renes and Joergen Bruhn and Mathieu J. M. Gielen and Gert Jan Scheffer and Geert-Jan Van Geffen},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={212-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) can be used for unilateral surgical procedures. Modifications of the classic approach have been proposed to minimize the risk of pleural puncture. In this study, we evaluated the feasibility and success rate of a transverse in-plane ultrasound (US)-guided TPVB with radiologic confirmation of catheter position. METHODS A total of 36 patients scheduled for unilateral surgery with a TPVB catheter were included in this prospective… CONTINUE READING