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2022 Apr




Postoperative Analgesia in Modified Radical Mastectomy Patients After Instillation of Bupivacaine Through Surgical Drains.


Shamim Seth U, Perveen S, Ahmed T, Kamal M T, Soomro J A, Murtaza Khomusi M, Kamal M
Cureus. 2022 Apr; 14(4):e24125.
PMID: 35573500.


In contrast to other breast surgeries, modified radical mastectomy (MRM) with axillary lymph node clearance involves intense tissue dissection, with postoperative seroma formation and pain being the major complaints affecting patients. Among these, 40% of females experience acute postoperative pain, and between 25 to 60% develop persistent chronic postsurgical pain. The rationale of this study was that minimally invasive procedures can result in immediate pain relief in patients undergoing mastectomy, which has been proven to satisfy their needs and lead to early discharge in the local population.