Efficacy of transversus abdominis plane block in pain control after general abdominal surgery – a short review of the literature
Objective: The aim of the study is the assessment of the analgesic efficacy of transversus abdominis plane block in patients undergoing general abdominal surgery.
Methods: Pubmed, Scopus, and Medline databases were searched for papers evaluating the effect of transversus abdominis plane block. The primary and secondary outcomes of the studies were analyzed.
Results: A total of 10 studies were analyzed, including 717 patients. Studies revealed that transversus abdominis plane block was associated with significantly reduced postoperative discomfort and reduced opioid consumption.
Conclusion: The present study shows the clear benefit brought by the transversus abdominis plane block as part of multimodal analgesia, with a significant reduction of pain and higher comfort scores.
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