The Effect of Transversus Abdominis Block on Decreasing Pain Following Inguinal Hernia Repair

Ahed Al-Edwan, Mohammad Mashaqbweh, Ghazi Al-Dehayat


Objective: This study was to evaluate the transversus abdominis plane block for treating pain after inguinal hernia repair operations.

Methods: This study included 60 patients who were allocated into 2 groups in a random manner r: group b(transversus abdominis plane block,30 patients received transversus abdominis in addition to an intravenous single-injection of morphine 5 mg) and group m (control group, 30 patients received morphine 5mg intravenously). The patients’ degrees of pain were evaluated postoperatively.

Results: There were 60 patients, 30 in each group. Postoperatively, pain scores were significantly less in group b than group m.

Conclusion: Transversus abdominis block given before operation improves postoperative pain after inguinal hernia.


Postoperative pain, transversus abdominis plane block, inguinal hernia

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