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2022 May 02

Ir J Med Sci

A meta-analysis of laparoscopic versus ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block in laparoscopic colorectal surgery.


Copperthwaite A, Sahebally S M, Raza Z M, Devane L, McCawley N, Kearney D, Burke J, McNamara D
Ir J Med Sci. 2022 May 02.
PMID: 35499808.


Enhanced recovery programmes in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LCS) employ combined approaches to achieve postoperative analgesia. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a locoregional anaesthetic technique that may reduce postoperative pain.