The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively simple regional anesthesia technique which entails the injection of local anesthetics (LA) into the interfascial plane between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles, where nerves supplying the anterolateral abdominal wall course. It is widely used for acute pain management following abdominal surgical procedures. We describe a series of cases in which TAP blocks were used to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of chronic abdominal wall pain (CAWP).
Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Abdominal Wall Pain Following Surgery: A Case Series / Baciarello, Marco; Migliavacca, Greta; Marchesini, Maurizio; Valente, Adriana; Allegri, Massimo; Fanelli, Guido. - In: PAIN PRACTICE. - ISSN 1530-7085. - (2018). [10.1111/papr.12570]
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