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2022 Jul 17

J Invest Surg

Erector Spinae Plane Block versus Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Abdominal Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Regional anesthesia technique has been reported to exert excellent analgesic efficacy for various surgeries. Erector spinae plane block (ESPB) and transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are good ways to relieve postoperative pain after abdominal surgery. However, the analgesic efficacy between them remains controversial. This meta-analysis evaluated the analgesic effect between these two blocks in abdominal surgery with statistical and clinical interpretation.