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What does TAP stand for?

TAP stands for Transversus Abdominis Plane (anatomical landmark for anaesthetic technique)

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There is, alas, one new chapter on transversus abdominis plane blocks, with one or two images to suggest a way that this might be done under ultrasound (as opposed to doing by feel).
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is described in adults for lower abdominal surgery including radical prostatectomy (1), midline lower abdominal bowel surgery (2,3), appendicectomy (3,4), caesarean section (3,5-7), total abdominal hysterectomy (8), laparoscopic gynaecological surgery (9), inguinal hernia repair (10), for caesarean wound haematoma pain (11) and for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (with infraumbilical ports) (12).
This can be blocked with a number of local anaesthetic techniques, including ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric nerve blocks, wound instillation and most recently, the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block (85).