Efficacy of transversus abdominis plane block in pain control after general abdominal surgery – a short review of the literature

  • Butiulca Mihaela Universitatea de Medicină, Farmacie, Științe și Tehnologie "George Emil Palade" Târgu Mureș
  • Alexandra Lazar
Keywords: transversus abdominis plane block, abdominal surgery, postoperative pain management, analgesic efficacy

Abstract

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.

Published
2021-09-12
How to Cite
1.
Mihaela B, Lazar A. Efficacy of transversus abdominis plane block in pain control after general abdominal surgery – a short review of the literature. amm [Internet]. 12Sep.2021 [cited 3Dec.2021];67(3). Available from: https://ojs.actamedicamarisiensis.ro/index.php/amm/article/view/89