Application of erector spinae plane block in a child with pyothorax: a description of a clinical case


  • Yevhenii Glazov Odesa Regional Children's Clinical Hospital, Odesa
  • D Mirgorodskaya Odesa Regional Children's Clinical Hospital, Odesa



erector spinae plane block, analgesia, regional anesthesia, pyothorax, microthoracotomy


The article describes the experience of the successful use of erector spinae plane block (ESPB) as a component of intra- and postoperative analgesia in a young child with severe community-acquired pneumonia with pyothorax when performing microthoracotomy with drainage of the pleural cavity.


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Glazov Y, Mirgorodskaya D. Application of erector spinae plane block in a child with pyothorax: a description of a clinical case. PMJUA [Internet]. 2020 Apr. 30 [cited 2023 Feb. 8];5(1):57-9. Available from:



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