Effect of preincisional ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block on postoperative analgesic requirement in day-surgery patients undergoing herniorrhaphy under spinal anaesthesia.

BACKGROUND By choosing spinal anaesthesia instead of general anaesthesia, and by infiltrating the wound area with local anaesthetic the need for postoperative analgesics may be reduced. An ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve block (IINB) in inguinal herniorrhaphy was, therefore, studied in a day surgery setting in combination with a spinal block… CONTINUE READING