Clinical Experience for Modified Thoracoabdominal Nerve Block Through Perichondrial Approach (M-TAPA) in Five Patients. Dermatomal Evaluation and Application of Different Volumes: A Case Series and Review of Literature


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ÇİFTÇİ B., GÜNGÖR H., ALVER S., Akın A. N., ÖZDENKAYA Y., Tulgar S.

Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, vol.51, no.4, pp.354-357, 2023 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tjar.2022.221042
  • Journal Name: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.354-357
  • Keywords: Abdominal surgery, dermatomal coverage, modified thoracoabdominal nerves block, postoperative analgesia, regional anaesthesia
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Thoracoabdominal nerves block through perichondrial approach (TAPA) is a novel block and provides abdominal analgesia. TAPA block targets the both anterior and the lateral branches of the thoracoabdominal nerves. Modified-TAPA (M-TAPA) was defined due to the need for blocking certain dermatomes depending on the surgical incision sites. In the literature, the knowledge about the efficiency and dermatomal coverage of M-TAPA is limited. In this case series, we want to report our experiences with this issue.