Intraperitoneal bupivacaine to reduce postoperative opioid-use following laparoscopic appendectomy

Intraperitoneal bupivacaine to reduce postoperative opioid-use following laparoscopic appendectomy

Instilling post-operative intraperitoneal bupivacaine at the base of the caecum reduces postoperative pain scores and in-hospital opioid-use in patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy, as reported in the American Journal of Surgery by investigators of the Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI, United States (NCT03004222).

Intraperitoneal bupivacaine to reduce postoperative opioid-use following laparoscopic appendectomy