Bilateral transversus abdominis plane block for managing pain after a pancreas transplant

Stephen Aniskevich, Steven R. Clendenen, Klaus D. Torp

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Abstract

The authors report the first clinical application of a bilateral transversus abdominis plane block for treating pain after a pancreas transplant. In this case, a 36-year-old chronic opioid user presented postoperatively with severe incisional pain following a pancreas transplant. The pain was not ameliorated with opioids and was successfully treated with the administration of bilateral transversus abdominis plane blocks with 0.5% ropivicaine. Pain relief lasted for 6 hours.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-278
Number of pages2
JournalExperimental and Clinical Transplantation
Volume9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011

Keywords

  • Analgesia
  • Coagulopathy
  • Laparotomy
  • TAP block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation

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