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2023 Jan 09

J Minim Access Surg

Laparoscopic transversus abdominis plane block is useful in pain relief after laparoscopic stapled repair of diastasis recti and ventral hernia.


Cavallaro G, Gazzanelli S, Iorio O, Iossa A, Giordano L, Esposito L, Crocetti D, Tarallo M R, Sibio S, Brauneis S, Polistena A
J Minim Access Surg. 2023 Jan 09.
PMID: 36695236.


There is still no consensus on perioperative pain control techniques in patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery; protocols of conventional therapy can be improved by the use of perioperative anaesthesiologic techniques, such as epidural or loco-regional analgesic administration as transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The aim of this evaluation was to investigate the role of laparoscopic-assisted TAP block during repair of diastasis recti associated with primary midline hernias in term of post-operative pain relief.