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Transversus abdominis plane block in laparoscopic colorectal surgery: a systematic review. Dis Colon Rectum 2019; 62: 1248-1255

Published: 15th June 2020

Authors: Wu RC, Jensen CC, Douaiher J, Madoff RD, Kwaan MR


Eight RCTs including 649 procedures were analyzed. At 4h (P=0.004) and 6h (P=0.03) after surgery, local anaesthetic blockade reduced resting pain scores. Opioid consumption was also reduced (P=0.01) for the first 24h. Duration of hospital stay was not affected

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