Intraperitoneal local anesthetic instillation and postoperative infusion improves functional recovery following colectomy. A randomized controlled trial. Dis Colon Rectum 2018; 61: 1205-1216.

Published: 21st June 2019

Authors: Duffield JA, Thomas ML, Moore JW, Hunter RA, Wood C, Gentili S et al.


The study included 35 patients having open, and 51 having laparoscopic colectomy. Recovery measured by the surgical recovery scale was quicker after intraperitoneal local anaesthetic instillation, with improved scores at day 1 and 7.

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