TAP Block vs Infiltration in Children Undergoing Hydrocelectomy or Hernia Repair / by Muhammad Amir Ayub

I guess it's interesting if it can be replicated on a larger scale. I'd assume that having a surgeon who would meticulously ensure adequate infiltration of the incision area is a key factor of success.

After adjusting for relevant covariates, investigators found no statistically significant differences in mean FLACC score, opioid consumption or parental satisfaction.


“These negative findings could be related to the fact that children are much smaller, and therefore much easier to localize, with local infiltration as compared to a TAP block,” Dr. Hozella pointed out.