Conventional epidural vs transversus abdominis plane block with liposomal bupivacaine: a randomized trial in colorectal surgery. J Am Coll Surg 2018; 227: 78–83.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Torgeson M, Kileny J, Pfeifer C, Narkiewicz L, Obi S


In this trial that included 83 procedures, the local block reduced the duration of hospital stay (2.8 versus 3.3 days, P=0.023), but increased the rate of nausea and vomiting (33 versus 14 per cent, P=0.057).

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