Last updated on June 2020

Open Radical Prostatectomy and Erector Spinae Plane Block


Brief description of study

In the proposed study, a bilateral erector spinae plane (ESP) block [10 ml 1%lidocaine + 10 ml 0.5 % bupivacaine vs normal saline (NS)] will be performed preoperatively to patients undergoing open radical prostatectomy. Analgesic efficacy will be assessed on the numeric rating scale (NRS) along with intra- and 24 h post-operative narcotic consumption.

Detailed Study Description

It has been reported that the ESP block produces effective postoperative analgesia for abdominal surgeries by relieving both somatic and visceral pain. In the present study, the investigators presume that an ESP block will decrease narcotic consumption and NRS values both intraoperatively and during the first 24 postoperative hours.

Patients will be divided into two groups:

Group LB (Lidocaine-Bupivacaine): A bilateral ESP block will be performed preoperatively (10 ml 1%lidocaine + 10 ml 0.5% bupivacaine). In addition, IV morphine patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) will be applied postoperatively for 24 hours.

Group S: A bilateral ESP block will be performed preoperatively (20 ml NS).In addition, IV morphine-PCA will be applied postoperatively for 24 hours.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT04337060

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