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2022 Aug 08

Int J Surg

Transversus abdominis plane block for laparoscopic colorectal surgery: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.



The effectiveness of transversus abdominis plane block (TAP) on pain management after laparoscopic colorectal surgery (CRS) remains unclear since the only relevant meta-analysis on this topic did not separate laparoscopic CRS from open CRS. The aim of the study was to compare the analgesic efficacy and safety of TAP with non-TAP in patients undergoing laparoscopic CRS.