Comparison between Ultrasound Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block versus Ultrasound Guided IlioInguinal/Iliohypogastric Nerves Block for Postoperative Analgesia in Patients Undergoing Unilateral Oblique Inguinal Hernia Repair Under General Anesthesia

ConclusionTAP block was effective in reducing postoperative pain scores for 4-6  hours, lowering total 24-h postoperative opioid and analgesic consumption and delaying the need for rescue analgesia after inguinal hernia repair under general anesthesia, compared to ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerves block. This technique can be a promising mode of postoperative analgesia when epidural catheter insertion is contraindicated.
Source: QJM - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research