Vol. 5, Issue 9 (2019)
Bilateral rectus sheath block for post-operative analgesia for laparoscopic appendicectomy: A randomized controlled trial
Author(s): Dr. Radika D, Dr. Ranjith KB, Dr. KV Chidananda
Abstract: Since its first description and practice in 1899, bilateral rectus sheath block has provided a better and more convenient way of conducting surgical procedures which involve the walls of the anterior section of the abdomen. Pediatric application has also gained prominence, especially in repair of hernia and related surgical procedures. Local anesthesia is often infused into the patients caudal for analgesic purposes. In this study, a bilateral rectus sheath block was performed thirty patients of between twenty-five and sixty years, and who were seeking laparoscopic appendicectomy. A section of these patients was given lignocaine with adrenaline. For the control experiment, no anesthesia was administered. However, fentanyl would be applied upon demand. Several variables, such as the recovery period and pain score, were recorded.