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Subcostal transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with depot steroids provides durable pain relief in many patients with abdominal pain secondary to chronic pancreatitis, reveals an observational study.
All 38 patients who successfully received subcostal TAP block reported a numb upper abdomen and significant reduction of pain within 30 minutes of the procedure. All but one of the patients with abdominal myofascial pain syndrome (AMPS) had clinically significant pain relief at three months, and 13 patients reported durable pain relief lasting six months, the researchers report in Pain Medicine.