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2020 Apr 15

Surg Endosc

Laparoscopically guided transversus abdominis plane block offers better pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy: results of a triple blind randomized controlled trial.


Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a regional anaesthetic technique providing analgesia to the parietal peritoneum, muscles and skin of the anterior abdominal wall innervated by somatic nerves T6 to L1. We present the results of our randomized triple blind study comparing laparoscopically guided TAP block with the commonly used port site local anaesthetic infiltration for pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.