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2023 Jan 20

Anesth Analg

The Effect of Intrathecal Morphine on Postoperative Opioid Consumption in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Surgery for Gynecologic Malignancy: A Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial.


Bang Y J, Lee E K, Kim C S, Hahm T S, Jeong H, Cho Y J, Noh JJ, Lee Y-Y, Choi C H, Lee J-W, Jeong J S
Anesth Analg. 2023 Jan 20.
PMID: 36727850.


Surgery for gynecologic malignancy via midline-laparotomy leads to severe postoperative pain. Adequate pain control while sparing opioid consumption does offer benefits in postoperative complications and recovery. Intrathecal morphine (ITM) provides simple and effective analgesia. In this randomized trial, we compared postoperative opioid consumption in patients who received either ITM or a sham procedure.