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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 550-552

Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block as a postoperative analgesic technique for laparotomy


Department of Anaesthesia, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Vasanth Rao Kadam
Department of Anaesthesia, TQEH, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9185.119148

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The quadratus lumborum (QL) block as a postoperative analgesic method following abdominal surgery has been described by Blanco for superficial surgeries but not used for major laparotomy. This ipsilateral QL block had low pain scores and opioid use on day one with sensory block upto T8-L1. The options of various volume used and pros and cons are discussed.


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