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Br J Anaesth. 1999 Apr;82(4):586-90.

Combined field block and i.p. instillation of ropivacaine for pain management after laparoscopic sterilization.

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  • 1Department of Anaesthesiology, H:S Hvidovre University Hospital, Denmark.

Abstract

We have studied the effect of ropivacaine for combined port site and mesosalpinx infiltration, and peritoneal instillation on pain, nausea and vomiting after laparoscopic sterilization, in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in 80 patients. The total dose of ropivacaine was 285 mg. All patients received intra- and postoperative NSAID in fixed doses. Abdominal and shoulder pain, nausea and vomiting were recorded during the first 8 h after operation and in a diary for 3 days. In the ropivacaine group, abdominal pain scores were lower during the first 4 h (P < 0.00001), additional use of morphine was less (P < 0.001) and fewer patients had nausea or vomiting during the first 72 h (five vs 14; P < 0.05). There were no signs of local anaesthetic toxicity.

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