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2019 Oct

Dis Colon Rectum



Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery: A Systematic Review.


Wu RC, Jensen CC, Douaiher J, Madoff RD, Kwaan MR
Dis Colon Rectum. 2019 Oct; 62(10):1248-1255.
PMID: 31490834.


Multimodal analgesia is important for postoperative recovery in laparoscopic colorectal surgery. Multiple randomized controlled trials have investigated the use of transversus abdominis plane local anesthetic infiltration as a method of decreasing postoperative pain and opioid consumption, with variable results.