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2019 Sep 14

World J Gastroenterol



Overlay of a sponge soaked with ropivacaine and multisite infiltration analgesia result in faster recovery after laparoscopic hepatectomy.


Zhang H, Du G, Liu Y-F, Yang J-H, A-Niu M-G, Zhai X-Y, Jin B
World J Gastroenterol. 2019 Sep 14; 25(34):5185-5196.
PMID: 31558866.


Compared with traditional open surgery, laparoscopic surgery is preferred due to the advantages of less trauma, less pain, and faster recovery. Nevertheless, many patients still suffer from postoperative pain resulting from the surgical incision and associated tissue injury. Many researchers have reported methods to improve postoperative pain control, but there is not a simple and effective method that can be clinically adopted in a widespread manner. We designed this study to prove the hypothesis that application of ropivacaine in the port site and operative site in patients is an effective and convenient method which can decrease postoperative pain and accelerate recovery.