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Brown: Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, 3rd ed., Copyright © 2006 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier
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In concept, the psoas compartment block produces block of all lumbar and some sacral nerves, thereby providing anesthesia of the anterior thigh. This block is described in Chapter 37 , which outlines the use of paravertebral nerve blocks. It is best termed a lumbar paravertebral block.

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