The surgical transversus abdominis plane block--a novel approach for performing an established technique.

@article{Owen2011TheST,
  title={The surgical transversus abdominis plane block--a novel approach for performing an established technique.},
  author={Daniel James Owen and I Harrod and Jane Ford and M. Luckas and Veera Gudimetla},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2011},
  volume={118 1},
  pages={24-7}
}
Although the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has an established role in providing postoperative analgesia following caesarean section, the technique is not widely used by obstetric anaesthetists. The conventional TAP block is associated with significant technical difficulties and risk of peritoneal, hollow viscus and organ perforation. We report a much simpler technique in which the obstetric surgeon, during open surgery, is able to introduce the TAP block via an intra-abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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