Article

The efficacy of ultrasound-guided oblique subcostal transversus abdominis plane block in patients undergoing open cholecystectomy

DOI: 10.1080/22201173.2011.10872797
Author(s): CK ChenDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Malaysia, VE PhuiDepartment of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Malaysia

Abstract

Background: Ultrasound-guided oblique subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blockade has been described recently as providing a wider analgesic blockade than the posterior approach, with the possibility of being suitable for surgery both superior and inferior to the umbilicus. The objective of this study was to report the authors' experience of intraoperative oblique subcostal TAP blockade during open cholecystectomy.

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