Experience of the use of transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block during hernia repair in a high risk patients (clinical observation)

O.A. Makharin1,2, M.L. Skoblo2

1 Rostov state medical University, Department of anesthesiology and reanimatology, Rostov-on-Don

2 City hospital № 6, Rostov-on-Don

For correspondence: Oleg A. Makharin — MD, assistant of Department of anesthesiology and reanimatology of Rostov state medical university, Rostov-on-don; e-mail: olegmaharin@yandex.ru

For citation: Makharin OA, Skoblo ML. Experience of the Use of Transverse Abdominal Plane (TAP) Block During Hernia Repair in a High Risk Patients (Clinical Observation). Alexander Saltanov Intensive Care Herald. 2018;1:75–8.

DOI: 10.21320/1818-474X-2018-1-75-78


Can we use TAP-block as a method of anesthesia during surgery, and if so, when? The number of patients with severe concomitant pathology is increasing every year. Such patients long-term taking a number of medications, including anticoagulants, which are limited the use of neuroaxial anesthesia techniques. Blockade of peripheral nerves under ultrasound guidance is a relatively safe method of pain relief that is gaining popularity. This article describes a clinical case of the use of TAP-block during hernia repair to the patient with severe cardiovascular pathology, in which general or spinal anesthesia could be associated with high risk of complications both during operation and in early postoperative period.

Keywords: TAP-block, anesthesia, hernia repair

Received: 12.12.2017


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