Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks for laparoscopic appendicectomy in children: a prospective randomized trial.

@article{Sandeman2011UltrasoundguidedTA,
  title={Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks for laparoscopic appendicectomy in children: a prospective randomized trial.},
  author={David J Sandeman and Michael Bennett and Anthony Vincent Dilley and A Perczuk and S Lim and K J Kelly},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={882-6}
}
BACKGROUND The effect of adding transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks to local anaesthetic infiltration on morphine consumption and postoperative pain in children undergoing laparoscopic appendicectomy is unknown. METHODS After random allocation, 93 children aged 7-16 were randomized to receive ultrasound-guided TAP blocks placed before surgery or not (control). All subjects had port sites infiltrated with ropivacaine and were prescribed i.v. patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) with… CONTINUE READING
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