Ultrasound-guided quadratus lumborum and subcostal transversus abdominis plane blocks

Priya Agrawal, Ehab Farag

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Abdominal field blocks are commonly used for postoperative analgesia in major abdominal surgeries. The original transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is limited in its dermatomal coverage to T10-L1. However, modifications made to the classic TAP block technique can enhance the spread of local anesthetic and provide more effective analgesia. In this article, we describe 2 of such modifications of the classic TAP block, namely quadratus lumborum and subcostal TAP blocks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number414
Pages (from-to)163-165
Number of pages3
JournalTechniques in Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Quadratus lamborum
  • Regional anesthesia
  • Subcostal TAP
  • TAP
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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