Thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVNBs) provide excellent analgesia for many surgeries. The primary aim was to estimate the complication rate, and secondary aims were to provide information on the potential clinical application of PVNBs. Data on 2390 PVNBs were collected. A total of 625 catheters were performed on 468 patients, and 1765 single-injection PVNBs were performed on 403 patients. There was 1 case of local anesthetic systemic toxicity for a major complication rate of 1 per 2390 PVNBs. The minor complication rate was 13.2%. We demonstrate a low risk of complications in pediatric patients receiving PVNBs for various surgeries.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine