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Use of transversus abdominis plane block in chinchillas (Chinchilla lanigera)
- Saldanha, Andre, Martini, Rafaella, Basseto, Jana Eliza, do Carmo, Michele Pontes Werneck, Freitag, Flavio Augusto Vieira, Lange, Rogerio Ribas, Duque, Juan Carlos
- Journal of exotic pet medicine 2019 v.31 pp. 21-22
- Chinchilla lanigera, anesthesia, inhalation anesthetics, local anesthetics, muscles, patients, rodents, ultrasonography
- The association of regional anesthetic techniques in a balanced anesthesia aims to reduce the use of injectable and inhalation anesthetics for a smoother recovery and better postoperative recovery of the patient. The transversus abdominis plane block (TAP block) is already an option besides epidural block in humans, dogs, and cats. An ultrasound-guided approach was used with a 22-gauge Tuohy needle to deliver the local anesthetics between the internal abdominal oblique and the transversus abdominis muscles in chinchillas. This is the first report of the use of this regional anesthetic technique in rodents.