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Lap-assisted vs. US-Guided Visualization of TAP Blocks
Peripheral nerve blocks have been effective in decreasing post-operative pain as well as the use of narcotics for numerous years. Typically, these blocks are placed by anesthesiologist via ultrasound. In more recent years, surgeons have been placing nerve blocks laparoscopically. Since there are few studies that looks compare the two techniques we aim to perform a randomized control trial to demonstrate if a laparoscopic placed nerve block is as efficient and accurate as an ultrasound placed block.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
- Procedure: Laparoscopic
- Procedure: Ultrasound
- Patients age 0-18 years who are undergoing laparoscopic surgery at Lucille Packard
- Clinical indication for abdominal peripheral nerve block
- conversion to open procedure
- allergy to local anesthetic
- multiple procedures planned with >1 surgical specialty
Ages Eligible for Study
N/A - 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study