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Galante D.,University of Foggia | Caruselli M.,G. Salesi Childrens Hospital | Dones F.,University of Palermo | Meola S.,University of Foggia | And 6 more authors.
Anaesthesia, Pain and Intensive Care | Year: 2012

The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively simple technique that provides myocutaneous anesthesia that, as part of a multimodal analgesic treatment, may be useful in the prevention and treatment of parietal postoperative pain. Initial experience with ultrasound TAP block demonstrated efficacy of the echoguided technique in different surgical procedures such as cesarean section, appendicectomy, laparoscopic cholecystectomy, infra umbilical surgery in adult and pediatric patients. Recently published clinical trials suggest that TAP block may represents an effective alternative to epidural anesthesia but further studies in larger population are necessary. Source

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