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2022 Mar 01

Asian J Anesthesiol

Evaluation of Dexmedetomidine as an Adjuvant to Ropivacaine in Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Unilateral Infraumbilical Surgeries-A Randomized Prospective Trial.


Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been demonstrated to be an effective module of multimodal analgesic treatments for infra-umbilical surgeries with limited duration of action. Various adjuvants have been studied to increase the efficacy of this technique. Herein, we evaluated the analgesic efficacy of dexmedetomidine with ropivacaine in TAP block for unilateral infra-umbilical surgeries under spinal anesthesia.