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2021 Oct-Dec

J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol



Comparison of peritubal infiltration and single level T10 paravertebral block in percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).


Shankar K, Rangalakshmi S, Priyanka D, Kailash P, Deepak V K
J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2021 Oct-Dec; 37(4):586-591.
PMID: 35340975.


In percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), distension of renal capsule, pelvicalyceal system and nephrostomy tube causes intense postoperative pain. The present study was done to compare the efficacy of peritubal infiltration of Ropivacaine with Dexmedetomidine and ultrasound guided single level T10 paravertebral block for post-operative analgesia in patients undergoing PCNL.