Ambulatory Erector Spinae Plane Continuous Nerve Catheter for Acute Pain Management Following Rib Resection for Slipping Rib Syndrome in an Adolescent: A Case Report

Nicholas E. Burjek, Kim T. Nguyen, Mehul V. Raval, Carole C. Zouki, David J. Krodel

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Abstract

Continuous regional analgesia techniques for ambulatory management of postoperative thoracic and abdominal wall pain are limited. We report the placement of an erector spinae plane (ESP) catheter in a pediatric patient who underwent rib resection for slipping rib syndrome and was discharged on postoperative day 1 with an elastomeric pump for continued regional analgesia in the ambulatory setting. The patient required minimal opioids while the catheter was in place and experienced a functional level that surpassed her preoperative state. Ambulatory ESP peripheral nerve catheters are a feasible and potentially effective option for the treatment of acute postsurgical pain in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e01210
JournalA&A practice
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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