Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block versus Land Mark Technique in Lower Abdominal Surgery


  • Muhammad Saleh Khaskheli
  • Rafia Tabassum
  • Aijaz Hussain Awan
  • Almas Imtiaz
  • Salamullah Shah
  • Zaigham din Baloch


Objective: To determine the efficacy of pain for Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdmominis Plane Block versus landmark technique in lower abdominal surgery.

Methodology: This Randomized Control trial study was conducted from July to December 2018 at the Department of Anesthesiology, Peoples Medical University & Hospital Shaheed Benazirabad.

The sample techniques were used randomly through envelopes, and the sample size was 120.

Results: The study findings revealed that age distribution among L and U groups regarding gender was 70% females 66.7% females. Moreover, for ASA status in the L group, 58.3% of the participants stand in 2-4 ASA status, whereas in the U group, 50% of the participants were in ASA status 1 and 2-4 each. The bilateral block was performed among 85% of the participants in the L group and 96.7% of the participants in the U group. In the surgical procedure in the L group, 15% underwent appendectomy, whereas, in the U group, 28.3% underwent lower c- section. The overall rate of postoperative pain at 60 minutes was observed in 10 women among both groups. Statistically significant results among both groups with a p-value of 0.001.

Conclusion: Our study results showed that surgeries performed using Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block are more effective with less postoperative analgesia.

KeyWords:  Efficacy, Ultrasound Guided Tranversus Abdominis Plane Block, landmark technique, Lower Abdominal Surgery, Anesthesia, TAP block




How to Cite

Khaskheli, M. S., Tabassum, R. ., Awan, A. H. ., Imtiaz, A. ., Shah, S. ., & Baloch, Z. din. (2022). Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block versus Land Mark Technique in Lower Abdominal Surgery. Journal of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences, 21(01), 65–69. Retrieved from http://ojs.lumhs.edu.pk/index.php/jlumhs/article/view/551