Use of this content is subject to the Terms and Conditions of the MD Consult web site.
Brown: Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, 3rd ed., Copyright © 2006 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier
< Previous Next >


This block is technically easy, and the patient is more comfortable with an appropriate level of sedation. The importance of identifying the transverse process before advancing too deeply must be emphasized. In the absence of an appropriate landmark to limit and guide subsequent anterior advancement, it is possible to enter the abdominal cavity. This block should not be performed in the presence of significant anticoagulation, as it is possible to produce a significant retroperitoneal hematoma. Although this block may be used as a primary anesthetic, it is more commonly used to provide postoperative analgesia.

< Previous Next >

About MD Consult Contact Us Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Registered User Agreement
Copyright © 2007 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. 
Bookmark URL: /das/book/0/view/1353/110.html/top