Comparative study of ultrasound-guided paravertebral block versus intravenous tramadol for postoperative pain control in percutaneous nephrolithotomy


HATİPOĞLU Z. , GÜLEÇ E. , TÜRKTAN M. , İZOL V. , Aridogan A. , GUNES Y., et al.

BMC ANESTHESIOLOGY, cilt.18, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

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Background: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure for renal calculi, and nephrostomy tubes lead to postoperative pain after PCNL. Regional techniques (e.g., epidural analgesia and peripheral blocks) and opioids are applied for postoperative pain treatment. The aim of this study was to compare effectiveness of ultrasound-guided paravertebral block (PVB) and tramadol on postoperative pain in patients who underwent PCNL.