The Evaluation of Erector Spinae Plane Block for the Pain Control of Thoracic Postherpetic Neuralgia

2018-07-26 12:30:16 | BioPortfolio


Erector spinae plane block is new interfascial plane block, and can be applied to management of thoracic neuropathic pain syndromes. The target of needle is deeper(or anterior) to the erector spinae muscle. So it is more safe and simple technique than prior technique, thoracic paravertebral block. The aim of this study is the evaluation of erector spinae plane block comparison to prevertebra block.


This study is single-blind because it is not possible to blind the practitioner performing the injection.

Subjects were randomly assigned to the erector spinae plane block group (group E) and the thoracic paravertebral block group (group P) by a random random number table, and the possibilities for belonging to any group were all the same and can not be artificially controlled by researchers.

Before the procedure, a resident who does not know of this study records the patient's pain and painDETECT. and on follow-up four weeks visits, PGIC scale is checked.

The erector spinae plane block or thoracic paravertebral block should be performed after receiving the informed consent of the patient.

Because of the large difference between the skilled and unskilled patients, the procedure in this study is performed by only one skilled practitioner.

Study Design


Thoracic Postherpetic Neuralgia


erector spinae plane block (20 mL of 0.25% ropivacaine with dexamethasone 5mg), thoracic paravertebral block(10 mL 0.25% ropivacaine with dexamethasone 5mg)


Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine
Korea, Republic of


Not yet recruiting


Yonsei University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2018-07-26T12:30:16-0400

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