Intraperitoneal and Intravenous Routes for Pain Relief in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

  title={Intraperitoneal and Intravenous Routes for Pain Relief in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy},
  author={Samar I. Jabbour-Khoury and Aliya S. Dabbous and Frederic J. Gerges and Mireille S. Azar and Chakib Maurice Ayoub and Ghattas S. Khoury},
  booktitle={JSLS : Journal of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons},
BACKGROUND Postoperative abdominal and shoulder pain are the most common complaints after elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Postoperative pain is multifactorial in origin, and therefore multimodal therapy may be needed to optimize pain relief. METHODS We conducted a double-blind study where patients were randomly allocated to 1 of 5 groups of 20 patients each. Statistical significance was considered P<0.05. Group 1 received 40 mL bupivacaine 0.25% intraperitoneal spray. Group 2 received… CONTINUE READING


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