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Title: Anatomical and ultrasound description of two transmuscular quadratus lumborum block approaches at L2 level and their application in abdominal surgery.
Authors: Kadam VR
Van Wijk RM
Ludbrook GL
Thiruvenkatarajan V
ANZCA/FPM Author: Ludbrook, GL
Thiruvenkatarajan V
van Wijk, R
Keywords: quadratus lumborum
postoperative analgesia
thoracolumbar fascia
transmuscular quadratus lumborum block
ultrasound
Citation: 2019 May 15:310057X19839931.
Abstract: The transmuscular quadratus lumborum (TQL) block is one of the recently evolved myofascial blocks utilised in abdominal surgery. It involves injecting local anaesthetic into the fascial plane anterior to the thoracolumbar fascia. This block has previously been described with a transverse oblique paramedian approach at the L2 level in the sitting position. We describe a TQL block at the same level in the lateral position using a transverse posterolateral approach to provide analgesia for patients undergoing abdominal surgery. We elaborate on these two approaches of TQL block at the L2 level, in relation to the anatomy, sonoanatomy and technical aspects.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11055/852
DOI: 10.1177/0310057X19839931
PubMed URL: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=31088120
Journal Title: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Type: Journal Article
Study/Trial: Editorial
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