Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Editorial Volume 3 Issue 2

Transversus Thoracis Muscle Plane Block for Pain Relief of Patients Suffering from Post-thoracotomy Internal Mammary Pain Syndrome

Mehdi Sanatkar*

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: mehdi.sanatkar@gmail.com

Received: 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 [1]. 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 [2]. 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 [3].

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Citation

Citation: Mehdi Sanatkar. “Transversus Thoracis Muscle Plane Block for Pain Relief of Patients Suffering from Post-thoracotomy Internal Mammary Pain Syndrome". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.2 (2022): 01-02.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Mehdi Sanatkar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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