Analgesia-related differences among the erector spinae, multifidus cervicis, and inter-semispinal plane blocks

  • Yuichi OhgoshiEmail author
  • Satoshi Terada
  • Yosuke Usui
  • Kenjiro Matsuno
To the Editor,


Conflict of interest

None declared.

Editorial responsibility

This submission was handled by Dr. Hilary P. Grocott, Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia.



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The authors of the article: 2017; DOI:, respectfully declined an invitation to submit a reply to the above letter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiologyKeiyu HospitalKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiologyDokkyo Medical University Saitama Medical CenterTochigiJapan
  3. 3.Mizutani Pain ClinicShizuokaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Anatomy (Macro)Dokkyo Medical University School of MedicineTochigiJapan

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