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2019 Summer

Rozhl Chir



Use of preperitoneal wound catheter for continuous local anaesthesia after laparoscopic colorectal surgery.


Procházka V, Svoboda M, Svatoň R, Grolich T, Farkašová M, Kala Z
Rozhl Chir. 2019 Summer; 98(9):356-361.
PMID: 31698911.


The main cause of postoperative pain after abdominal surgery is the wound where laparotomy is made. Recently, laparoscopic procedures have become common in colorectal surgery. Although improving the tolerance of the surgery, postoperative pain management still remains a discussed problem. The use of an epidural catheter used to be generally recommended in the open surgery era; however, an ideal strategy for postoperative analgesic therapy after laparoscopy remains unclear. Reduced administration of opioid analgesic drugs after colorectal resection is a generally accepted goal. Preperitoneal catheter insertion for continuous local anaesthetic (LA) infusion in the wound after surgery is a simple alternative to other pain management methods.