Comparison of preoperative and postoperative approaches to ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative analgesia in total abdominal hysterectomy

Dirican B., Erdogan M., Ucar M., Uzgul U., Gulhas N., Kayhan G., ...Daha Fazla

BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH-INDIA, cilt.28, ss.1738-1742, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1738-1742


Background: Transversus Abdominis Plane (TAP) block produces more effective postoperative analgesia and significantly reduces consumption of postoperative opioids after various abdominal surgeries. It can be performed either preoperatively or postoperatively. Furthermore studies investigating the ideal period for TAP block administration are few. The objective of our study was to investigate, which period is more effective for administration of TAP block on postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing total abdominal hysterectomy.