Abdominal Wall Blocks in Abdominal Surgery: An Update

Vol 2 | Issue 1 | January-June 2021 | Page 47-53 | TVS Gopal, Amjad Maniar, Arunangshu Chakraborty,
Rammurthy Kulkarni

Authors:  TVS Gopal [1], Amjad Maniar [2], Arunangshu Chakraborty [3], Rammurthy Kulkarni [2]

[1] Department of Anaesthesia, Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.
[2] Department of Anaesthesia, Axon Anaesthesia Associates, Bengaluru, India.
[3] Department of Anaesthesia, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, India.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. TVS Gopal,
Clinical Director, Care Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


Abdominal wall blocks provide an alternative to the gold standard, epidural analgesia, as a part of a multimodal analgesic regime for pain relief following a variety of abdominal surgeries. The ubiquitous availability of ultrasound and the paradigm shift to deposition of local anaesthetic into interfascial planes popularized abdominal wall blocks. Over the years, a better understanding of cadaveric, clinical sonoanatomy, and techniques have emerged. However, with certain abdominal wall blocks, the spread of local anaesthetic is neither consistent nor predictable. This concise update presents details pertaining to ultrasound-guided abdominal wall blocks.


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