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Indian J Anaesth. 2016 Oct;60(10):703-711.

Ultrasound-guided truncal blocks: A new frontier in regional anaesthesia.

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Tata Medical Center, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Abstract

The practice of regional anaesthesia is rapidly changing with the introduction of ultrasound into the working domain of the anaesthesiologist. New techniques are being pioneered. Among the recent techniques, notable are the truncal blocks, for example, the transversus abdominis plane block, rectus sheath block, hernia block and quadratus lumborum block in the abdomen and the pectoral nerves (Pecs) block 1 and 2, serratus anterior plane block and intercostal nerve block. This narrative review covers the brief anatomical discourse along with technical description of the ultrasound-guided truncal blocks.

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Pecs block; transversus abdominis plane block; truncal blocks; ultrasound-guided regional anaesthesia

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