Postoperative analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block compared with medial transverse abdominis plane block in inguinal hernia repair: A prospective, randomised trial.

Affiliation

Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), 160012 Chandigarh, India. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided transverse abdominis plane block, administered a little more medially, just close to the origin of the transverse abdominis muscle has not yet been investigated in patients undergoing unilateral inguinal hernia repair. We hypothesised that medial transverse abdominis plane block would provide comparable postoperative analgesia to ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block in inguinal hernia repair patients.

Keywords

Ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric nerve block,Inguinal hernia repair,Medial transverse abdominis plane block,Postoperative analgesia,

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