Sacral Erector Spinae Plane Block for Gender Reassignment Surgery.

Academic Article


  • The erector spinae plane block (ESPB) is an interfascial plane block that has been used to provide perioperative analgesia for a variety of indications. This case report describes the novel use of the sacral ESPB on a transgender patient undergoing male-to-female gender reassignment surgery for perioperative pain control. The sacral ESPB technique was described and post-operative pain score and opioid requirements were reported. The sacral ESPB was successfully used as an alternative to neuraxial, caudal, or peripheral nerve blocks for gender reassignment surgery.
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    Published In

  • Cureus  Journal
  • Keywords

  • erector spinae plane block, esp, gender reassignment surgery, interfascial plane block, multimodal analgesia, penectomy, regional anesthesia, transgender, truncal block
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    Author List

  • Kukreja P; Deichmann P; Selph JP; Hebbard J; Kalagara H
  • Start Page

  • e7665
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 4