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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2018, Article ID 3947281, 3 pages
Case Report

Erector Spinae Plane Block for Different Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgeries: Case Series

1Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Serkan Tulgar; moc.liamg@dm.raglutnakres

Received 2 November 2017; Revised 9 January 2018; Accepted 17 January 2018; Published 18 February 2018

Academic Editor: Alparslan Apan

Copyright © 2018 Serkan Tulgar et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The ultrasound guided erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a recent block described for various surgeries for postoperative analgesia. ESP block has effect on both visceral and somatic pain; therefore, its use in laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other abdominal surgeries can be advantageous. We describe successful ESP block application in three different cases for postoperative pain. Two patient were operated on using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and one patient was operated on using laparoscopic cholecystectomy together with the inguinal hernia operation.