Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology

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

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


Vasanth Rao Kadam 
 Department of Anaesthesia, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville, South Australia, Australia

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Vasanth Rao Kadam
Department of Anaesthesia, TQEH, 28 Woodville Road, Woodville, South Australia 5011
Australia

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.


How to cite this article:
Kadam VR. Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block as a postoperative analgesic technique for laparotomy.J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol 2013;29:550-552


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Kadam VR. Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum block as a postoperative analgesic technique for laparotomy. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Jan 20 ];29:550-552
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