Last updated on February 2018

Effect of Pectoral Nerve Block on Post-op Pain in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy and Immediate Reconstruction


Brief description of study

Patients undergoing total mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction with a tissue expander or implant under general anesthesia will be randomly assigned to the addition of a pectoral nerve block or no regional block. Post-operative pain, nausea/vomiting scores will be assessed.

Detailed Study Description

Patients undergoing total mastectomy with immediate breast reconstruction with a tissue expander or implant under general anesthesia will be randomly assigned to the addition of a pectoral nerve block or no regional block after induction of general anesthesia and prior to the start of surgery. Post-operative pain scores and post-operative pain medication usage will be recorded. Post-operative nausea/vomiting scores and post-op anti-emetic medication usage will be recorded. The clinical impact of pectoral nerve block on this expanding population of patients will be determined.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02913573

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Huntington Memorial Hospital

Pasadena, CA United States
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