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2019 Oct 17

BMC Anesthesiol



Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block for postoperative pain control in patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair, a comparative study between two approaches.


Ahmed A, Fawzy M, Nasr MAR, Hussam AM, Fouad E, Aboeldahb H, Saad D, Osman S, Fahmy R S, Farid M, Waheb MM
BMC Anesthesiol. 2019 Oct 17; 19(1):184.
PMID: 31623572.


Early postoperative ambulation and reduction of hospital stay necessitate efficient postoperative analgesia. Quadrates Lumborum Block (QLB) has been described to provide adequate postoperative analgesia after abdominal surgery. This randomized comparative trial was designed to compare the duration of analgesia provided by two different QLB approaches; the posterior QLB (QLB-2) and transmuscular QLB (QLB-3) in patients undergoing surgical repair of unilateral inguinal hernia.