Bharath Gopinath Roshan Mathew , Sanjeev Bhoi , Rakesh Nayaka , Gaurav Muvalia

Department of Emergency Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Keywords: Emergency department, erector spinae plane block, pancreatitis


Nerve blocks are frequently used in emergency department for pain management in patients with fractures. Their utility in medical conditions with severe intactable pain is largely unknown. We report a series of seven patients with pancreatitis who presented with severe abdominal pain (defense and veteran pain rating scale > 7) and had no relief on regular analgesia. They were subjected to erector spinae plane block (ESPB), and reduction in pain score at different time intervals, side effects, and additional analgesic dose requirements were noted. The objective of this case series is to explore the utility of ESPB in patients with pancreatitis.

Author Contributions

BG, RM, and SB conceived the study. BG, RM, RN, and GM undertook recruitment of participating centers and patients and managed the data, including quality control. BG and RM provided statistical advice on study design and analyzed the data; SB chaired the data oversight committee. BG drafted the manuscript, and all authors contributed substantially to its revision. SB takes responsibility for the paper as a whole.

Conflict of Interest

None Declared.

Financial Disclosure



We acknowledge the Department of Emergency medicine, AIIMS, for providing the necessary logistic support to complete this project.