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Transversus abdominal plane block as a sole anesthetic technique for abdominal wall hematoma drainage

Varela N (1), Golvano M (2), Monedero P (3).

(1) Departamento de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Hospital San Pedro, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.
(2) Departamento de Anestesiología y Reanimación, Hospital San Pedro, Logroño, La Rioja, Spain.
(3) Departamento de Anestesia y Cuidados Intensivos, Clínica Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Navarra, Spain.

Magazine: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación

Date: Oct 1, 2016

Anesthesia and Intensive Care [SP]

ABSTRACT

Transversus abdominal plane (TAP) block is a known and useful technique, widely used for postoperative pain management of abdominal wall incisions.

During the past years, and following the expansion of ultrasound guided techniques, its use has even gained more adepts. It is usually used as an adjuvant technique, primarily in order to control postoperative pain and reduce opioids consumption.

We report the case of an 82 years old patient admitted for drainage of a postoperative abdominal wall hematoma after correction of a McBurney incisional hernia.

The corrective surgery had gone on without incident, under general anesthesia with laryngeal mask. Two weeks later, the patient came back to our emergency department with a clear hematoma of the abdominal wall. Surgery was decided. A sole local anesthetic technique was achieved, using a TAP block.

The block was performed under ultrasound guidance, using a subcostal approach. The surgery went on without complications. Therefore, TAP block offers a hemodynamic stability, appropriate intra-operative anesthesia and post-surgical analgesia of the abdominal wall.

CITATION  Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2016 Oct;63(8):487-90. doi: 10.1016/j.redar.2015.12.001. Epub 2016 Jan 13

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