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      Quadratus lumborum block for postoperative pain after caesarean section: A randomised controlled trial.

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      European journal of anaesthesiology

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          Abstract

          Effective postoperative analgesia after caesarean section is important because it enables early ambulation and facilitates breast-feeding. Several case reports have shown that local anaesthetic injection around the quadratus lumborum muscle is effective in providing pain relief after various abdominal operations and in patients with chronic pain. The quadratus lumborum block (QLB) is performed in close proximity to the surface and uses a fascial compartment path to extend the distribution of local anaesthesia into the posterior abdominal wall and paravertebral space. This central effect can be of vital importance when managing the visceral pain after caesarean section.

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          Journal
          Eur J Anaesthesiol
          European journal of anaesthesiology
          1365-2346
          0265-0215
          Nov 2015
          : 32
          : 11
          Affiliations
          [1 ] From the Anaesthetic Department, Corniche Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (RB, TA, EG).
          Article
          10.1097/EJA.0000000000000299
          26225500

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