Transversus abdominis plane block as the primary anesthetic for laparotomy

Julie T. Vuong, Patrick M. McQuillan, Evangelos Messaris, Sanjib Das Adhikary

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Abstract

Elderly patients undergoing emergency intra-abdominal surgery are at high risk for morbidity and mortality. The risks and side-effects associated with intubation and mechanical ventilation or neuraxial anesthesia must be balanced against the need to maintain hemodynamic stability while maximizing pain control. Providing anesthesia and analgesia without either of these techniques can be a difficult prospect. We present three cases of ultrasound guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block as the primary anesthetic for laparotomy in elderly patients with multiple comorbidities. We have demonstrated the efficacy of and recommend the use of TAP blocks as the primary surgical anesthetic in a selected group of patients undergoing laparotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)419-421
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Abdominal Muscles
Laparotomy
Anesthetics
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Artificial Respiration
Intubation
Comorbidity
Emergencies
Anesthesia
Hemodynamics
Morbidity
Pain
Mortality

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

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Transversus abdominis plane block as the primary anesthetic for laparotomy. / Vuong, Julie T.; McQuillan, Patrick M.; Messaris, Evangelos; Adhikary, Sanjib Das.

In: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology, Vol. 30, No. 3, 01.01.2014, p. 419-421.

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