Table 3

Postoperative complications discriminated between the quadratus lumborum block (QLB) and the intrathecal morphine (ITM) groups

ParametersQLB (n=27)ITM (n=27)P value
Nausea within 24 hours, n (%)22 (81.5)16 (59.3)0.07
 Patients requiring metoclopramide within 24 hours, n (%)16 (59.3)10 (37.0)0.17
Vomiting within 24 hours, n (%)4 (14.8)1 (3.7)0.35
Pruritus within 24 hours, n (%)1 (3.7)24 (88.9)<0.001
 Patients requiring IV chlorpheniramine, n (%)1 (3.7)1 (3.7)>0.99
Postoperative hypotension within 24 hours, n (%)2 (7.4)3 (11.1)>0.99
Postdural puncture headache, n00N/A
Respiratory depression, n00N/A
  • χ2 or Fisher’s exact tests were used for the comparisons, with the p value set at 0.05.

  • N/A, not applicable.