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2020 Jun

Indian J Anaesth



Comparison of transversus abdominis plane block and intrathecal morphine for laparoscopic donor nephrectomy: Randomised controlled trial.


Srinivasan S, Subramaniam R, Chhabra A, Baidya DK, Arora MK, Maitra S, Bansal VK, Bhattacharjee HK
Indian J Anaesth. 2020 Jun; 64(6):507-512.
PMID: 32792716.


Postoperative pain following laparoscopic donor nephrectomy (LDN) is significant and no suitable analgesic technique is described. Opioid analgesia in standard doses is often suboptimal and associated with numerous adverse effects. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been evaluated in various laparoscopic procedures. Intrathecal morphine (ITM) has been seen to provide long-lasting analgesia of superior quality in laparoscopic colorectal procedures.