Preperitoneal or subcutaneous wound catheters as alternative for epidural analgesia in abdominal surgery. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg 2019; 269: 252-260.

Published: 9th April 2019

Authors: Mungroop T, Bond M, Lirk P, Busch O, Hollmann MW, Veelo D et al.


The analysis included 29 RCTs that included 2059 procedures. Preperitoneal catheters had better pain scores at 12 and 24h postoperatively than subcutaneous catheters, and equivalent pain control to epidural analgesia.

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