Distribution of injectate spread using two approaches for an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block in cats : a cadaver and computed tomography study

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2022

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TitleAssociation of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) Spring Meeting (2022)
LocationFougaro Art Center
PlaceGreece
CityNafplio
Period18 - 20 May 2022

Abstract

This study compared the distribution of a bupivacaine-iohexol-dye solution administered by one- versus two-point ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) injection in cats.
Eight cat cadavers were included in a randomized, prospective, blinded, anatomical and computed tomography study. On each side of each cadaver, volumes of 0.5 or 0.25 mL kg-1 per point of the solution were injected using either one (lateral; TAP-L) or two (subcostal and lateral; TAP-SL) in-plane injection points, respectively. Computed tomography assessed contrast distribution and cranio-caudal spread into the TAP. Anatomical dissection evaluated dye distribution and number of thoracic (T) and lumbar (L) spinal nerves stained >1 cm circumferentially. Student’s t and Mann-Whitney tests were used for statistical analysis (p < 0.05).

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Distribution of injectate spread using two approaches for an ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block in cats: a cadaver and computed tomography study. / Garbin, M.; Marangoni, S.; Finck, C. et al.
2022. Paper presented at Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists (AVA) Spring Meeting (2022), Nafplio, Greece.

Research output: Conference PapersRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (without host publication)peer-review