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2019 Apr

Niger J Clin Pract



Postoperative analgesia after total abdominal hysterectomy: Is the transversus abdominis plane block effective?


Suner ZC, Kalayci D, Sen O, Kaya M, Unver S, Oguz G
Niger J Clin Pract. 2019 Apr; 22(4):478-484.
PMID: 30975950.


Analgesic protocol is needed following gynecologic surgery to ensure early mobilization, decrease the duration in the post-anesthetic care unit and hospitalization, and provide patient comfort. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks are used in the treatment of acute postoperative pain after lower abdominal surgery. TAP block may be a better choice of postoperative pain control. In the present study, the efficacy of ultrasound-guided TAP block on pain control and postoperative opioid consumption was evaluated in patients undergoing a total abdominal hysterectomy.