Liposomal bupivacaine transversus abdominis plane block versus epidural analgesia in a colon and rectal surgery enhanced recovery pathway. A randomized clinical trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61: 1196-1204.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Felling DR, Jackson MW, Ferraro J, Battaglia MA, Albright JJ, Wu J et al.


There were no differences in postoperative pain scores in this study that included 179 procedures. Patients who had the local anaesthetic block needed fewer opioid analgesics (98.3 versus 206.8mg, P<0.001).

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