Analgesic Effect of Ultrasound-guided Bilateral Modified-thoracoabdominal Nerves Block Through a Perichondrial Approach

  • days left to enroll
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Karaman Training and Research Hospital
Updated on 2 September 2021


This study will define the postoperative analgesic effect of ultrasound-guided bilateral modified-thoracoabdominal nerves block through perichondrial approach (M-TAPA) and compare the control group in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy.


Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the most common laparoscopic procedure and causes moderate to severe postoperative pain. The M-TAPA block was described by Tulgar et al. for postoperative analgesia of abdominal surgeries. However, studies showing the analgesic efficacy of this block are lacking. In this prospective interventional trial, the investigators aim to define the efficacy of M-TAPA block for laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgeries under general anesthesia.

This study will be conducted as a single-center, prospective, randomized, double-blinded trial in a university hospital. Patients scheduled for elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy will be screened for enrollment in the study. After randomization, the patients in the Group M-TAPA will receive bilateral M-TAPA block at the beginning of the operation defined by Tulgar et al or no intervention (Group N). An anesthesiologist who performed M-TAPA block will not involve in the data collection. Other health care workers who will involve in the evaluation of postoperative pain scores, vital parameters, nausea and vomiting, anti-emetic and opioid consumption will be blinded to group assignment.

Treatment M-TAPA block, Standard perioperative and postoperative multimodal analgesia
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05017090
SponsorKaraman Training and Research Hospital
Last Modified on2 September 2021


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Patients' age between 18 and 70 years with American Society of Anesthesiology (ASA) physical status I-II, who will be scheduled for an elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy surgery included in the study

Exclusion Criteria

presence of coagulation disorder
refuse to participate
infection at the injection site of the block
known allergy to local anesthetics
advanced hepatic or renal failure
can not communicate in Turkish
history of abdominal surgery or trauma
conversion of laparoscopic to open surgery
consumption of any pain killers within the 24 h before the operation
chronic opioid consumption
alcohol or drug abuse
body mass index (BMI) 35 kg m-2
Clear my responses

How to participate?

Step 1 Connect with a study center
What happens next?
  • You can expect the study team to contact you via email or phone in the next few days.
  • Sign up as volunteer to help accelerate the development of new treatments and to get notified about similar trials.

You are contacting

Investigator Avatar

Primary Contact



Additional screening procedures may be conducted by the study team before you can be confirmed eligible to participate.

Learn more

If you are confirmed eligible after full screening, you will be required to understand and sign the informed consent if you decide to enroll in the study. Once enrolled you may be asked to make scheduled visits over a period of time.

Learn more

Complete your scheduled study participation activities and then you are done. You may receive summary of study results if provided by the sponsor.

Learn more

Similar trials to consider


Not finding what you're looking for?

Every year hundreds of thousands of volunteers step forward to participate in research. Sign up as a volunteer and receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.

Sign up as volunteer

user name

Added by • 



Reply by • Private

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet consectetur, adipisicing elit. Ipsa vel nobis alias. Quae eveniet velit voluptate quo doloribus maxime et dicta in sequi, corporis quod. Ea, dolor eius? Dolore, vel!

  The passcode will expire in None.

No annotations made yet

Add a private note
  • abc Select a piece of text from the left.
  • Add notes visible only to you.
  • Send it to people through a passcode protected link.
Add a private note