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2020 Oct 08

Facts Views Vis Obgyn



A double-blinded randomised controlled study to investigate the effect of intraperitoneal levobupivacaine on post laparoscopic pain.


Cunningham TK, Draper H, Bexhell H, Allgar V, Allen J, Mikl D, Phillips K
Facts Views Vis Obgyn. 2020 Oct 08; 12(3):155-161.
PMID: 33123690.


Laparoscopic surgery is the cornerstone of modern gynaecological surgery, with shorter hospital stays and a quicker return to normal activities. However postoperative pain remains problematic. No strategy to reduce phrenic nerve irritation, including heating or humidifying the insufflating gas, alternatives to CO, and intraperitoneal analgesics, has shown superiority.