The present study was planned to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided Pecs I and II blocks for postoperative analgesia after sub-pectoral breast augmentation.
Fifty-four adult female patients undergoing breast augmentation were randomly divided into two groups: the control group (Group C, n=27) who were not subjected to block treatment and Pecs group (Group P, n=27) who received Pecs I (bupivacain 0.25%, 10mL) and Pecs II (bupivacain 0.25%, 20mL) block. Patient-controlled fentanyl analgesia was used for postoperative pain relief in both groups, and the patients were observed for the presence of any block-related complications.
The 24-h fentanyl consumption was smaller in Group P [mean±SD, 378.7±54.0μg and 115.7±98.1μg, respectively; P<0.001]. VAS scores in Group P were significantly lower at the time of admission to the post-anaesthetic care unit and at 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, and 24h (P<0.001). The rates of nausea and vomiting were higher in Group C than in Group P (9 vs 2, P=0.018). Hospital stay duration was shorter in Group P than in Group C (24.4±1.2h vs 27.0±3.1h, P<0.001). No block-related complications were recorded.
Combine used of Pecs I and II blocks provide superior postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing breast augmentation and shortens hospital stay.Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
Keywords : Analgesia technique, Breast augmentation, Pectoral nerves blocks, Postoperative pain
Vol 38 - N° 1P. 47-52 - février 2019 Retour au numéro
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