Pecs and Serratus Blocks: Current State of Chest Wall Analgesia

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Purpose of Review: This article seeks to provide a current review of pertinent literature with regards to analgesia for chest wall surgery—specifically Pecs and serratus blocks. Recent Findings: Intermuscular plane blocks have been shown to be clinically efficacious in the setting of chest wall surgery, especially in the setting of oncologic breast surgery. Summary: Pecs and serratus blocks provide a safe and effective alternative to neuraxial analgesia while avoiding many of the associated technical difficulties and potential complications.
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    Author List

  • Godlewski C
  • Start Page

  • 308
  • End Page

  • 313
  • Volume

  • 9
  • Issue

  • 3