Opioid-free single-incision laparoscopic (SIL) cholecystectomy using bilateral TAP blocks

Kai Matthes, Mark A. Gromski, Benjamin E. Schneider, Joan E. Spiegel

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A 30 year old woman who was 8 weeks postpartum with a history of cholelithiasis and gallstone pancreatitis, and who was status-post endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) with sphincterotomy, was treated with a single-incision laparoscopic (SIL) cholecystectomy. A transversus abdominis plane block (TAP) was performed after induction of anesthesia. The patient required no intraoperative or postoperative opioids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 2012


  • Regional anesthesia
  • Single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy
  • Tranversus abdominis plane block

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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