Transversus Thoracis Muscle Plane Block for Pain Relief of Patients Suffering from Post-thoracotomy Internal Mammary Pain Syndrome
Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Department, Farabi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
*Corresponding Author:Mehdi Sanatkar, Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Department, Farabi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 19, 2021; Published: January 01, 2022
The transversus thoracis muscle plane block (TTP) block is a regional anesthesia method for acute and chronic pain management of the anterior chest wall. This block was first described by Ueshima., et al. in 2015 . He performed TTP block by a single-shot injection of local anesthetic between the internal intercostal and transversus thoracis muscles and found that TTP block covered the T2-T6 intercostal nerves . It was identified that TTP block had potential to provide analgesia for anterior chest wall surgery because the anterior branches of intercostal nerves that mainly innervates the internal mammary region blocked with this technique .
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