TAP block following colostomy closure in pediatric patients: Are we really changing the outcome?

@article{Furstein2017TAPBF,
  title={TAP block following colostomy closure in pediatric patients: Are we really changing the outcome?},
  author={James S Furstein and Alaa Abd-Elsayed and Senthilkumar Sadhasivam},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2017},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={663}
}
Pain following colostomy closure can be attributed to two primary sources, somatosensory pain originating from the surgical wound on the abdominal wall and visceroperitonitic pain from bowel and peritoneum. The ability to effectively anesthetize the thoracolumbar spinal nerves innervating the abdominalwall has been shown to accelerate recovery from surgery [1]. In 2001, the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block was introduced as a new approach to regional blockade of the abdominal wall [2… CONTINUE READING