Transverse Abdominal Plane, Pectoral and Serratus Plane, and Quadratus Lumborum Blocks

  • Rita Merman
  • Vladislav Shick
  • Vikram Bhasin


In this chapter, we review several new truncal block techniques. We discuss TAP plane block, quadratus lumborum plane block, and serratus plane block. Each technique could be used in different scenarios, depending on patient’s clinical condition and pain focus. We discuss history of the plane blocks, anatomy, and useful techniques.


TAP Quadratus lumborum Serratus plane block QL 1  QL 2 QL 3 Local anesthetics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Acute Pain, Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center MercyPittsburghUSA
  3. 3.Regional Anesthesiology & Acute Pain Medicine, Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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