Randomized trial of periportal peritoneal bupivacaine for pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

@article{Alexander1996RandomizedTO,
  title={Randomized trial of periportal peritoneal bupivacaine for pain relief after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.},
  author={David J. Alexander and Sing Shang Ngoi and L Lee and J So and K Mak and S Chan and Peter M. Y. Goh},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={83 9},
  pages={1223-5}
}
The aim of this study was to determine whether injection of a long-acting local anaesthetic, in relation to the port sites at the level of the parietal peritoneum, would reduce postoperative pain following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Patients were entered into a randomized, prospective, double-blind study comparing the effects of a standard technique, in which bupivacaine (total of 20 ml, 0.5 per cent) was injected into the subcutaneous periportal tissue around the four port sites, and a… CONTINUE READING
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