Transverse Abdominis Plane Block for Cancer Related Abdominal Pain: A New Modality in HorizonCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Suchit Khanduja,
Resident, Department of Anesthesia, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI - Michigan, USA.
Primary or metastatic cancers involving the intra-abdominal organ systems frequently result in abdominal pain, of both abdominal visceral and somatic types. This pain can be extremely severe and distressing to patients, and very often requires the use of opioid-based medications for modification of pain to tolerable levels. Adjunctive therapies have also been described, including interventional procedures such as celiac plexus blockade. Both treatment modalities have obvious benefit, but also substantial risk. We present a case of significant and intractable abdominal cancer pain, and describe successful management of this pain with the relatively safe and simply performed ultrasound guided transverse abdominal plane (TAP) block.
Intra-abdominal organ systems, Metastatic cancer, Ultrasound guided TAP block
Murali S Patri, Suchit Khanduja, Steven Halter, Jose Navas. TRANSVERSE ABDOMINIS PLANE BLOCK FOR CANCER RELATED ABDOMINAL PAIN: A NEW MODALITY IN HORIZON. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2019 March [cited: 2019 Mar 23 ]; 13:UD01-UD02. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 05, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Sep 08, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Oct 14, 2017
Date of Publishing: Mar 01, 2019
FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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