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2020 May 13

Eur J Anaesthesiol

Subarachnoid block and ultrasound-guided transversalis fascia plane block for caesarean section: A randomised placebo-controlled double-blind study.


Aydin ME, Bedir Z, Yayik AM, Celik EC, Ates İ, Ahiskalioglu EO, Ahiskalioglu A
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2020 May 13.
PMID: 32412986.


After caesarean section, maternal postoperative comfort is critical to allow the new mother to care for her baby. Insufficient pain relief during the postoperative period may delay maternal/infant bonding and, in addition, such pain has been linked to subsequent depression and chronic pain. Caesarean section is commonly performed with a Pfannenstiel incision, and a transversalis fascia plane (TFP) block provides postoperative analgesia in the T12 and L1 dermatomes.