Thursday, December 1, 2011

Transversus abdominis plane block

Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is gaining popularity as a method for pain relief after Laparoscopic surgery.
Here 20 mls of (0.25%) sensoricaine ( a local anaesthetic agent) is injected between the the internal oblique and the transversus abdominis muscle on both sides of the abdomen.
The bleb made of Sensoricane injected for TAP block as seen through the laparoscope
I use this method for pain relief for all my patients who have undergone any kind of laparoscopic surgery and majority of them don't comlain of any pain atleast for 24 hours and most of the time need very mild pain killers like a paracetamol and Voveron tablets.

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