Different Approaches to Ultrasound-guided Thoracic Paravertebral Block An Illustrated Review

Annelot C. Krediet*, Nizar Moayeri, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Joergen Bruhn, Steven Renes, Paul E. Bigeleisen, Gerbrand J. Groen

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

Onderzoeksoutputpeer review

175 Citaten (Scopus)


Given the fast development and increasing clinical relevance of ultrasound guidance for thoracic paravertebral blockade, this review article strives (1) to provide comprehensive information on thoracic paravertebral space anatomy, tailored to the needs of a regional anesthesia practitioner, (2) to interpret ultrasound images of the thoracic paravertebral space using cross-sectional anatomical images that are matched in location and plane, and (3) to briefly describe and discuss different ultrasound-guided approaches to thoracic paravertebral blockade. To illustrate the pertinent anatomy, high-resolution photographs of anatomical cross-sections are used. By using voxel anatomy, it is possible to visualize the needle pathway of different approaches in the same human specimen. This offers a unique presentation of this complex anatomical region and is inherently more realistic than anatomical drawings.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)459-474
Aantal pagina's16
Nummer van het tijdschrift2
StatusPublished - aug.-2015


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