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.

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“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.