Dural Puncture Epidural Technique Versus Conventional Epidural Techmique

  • End date
    Dec 17, 2022
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Cairo University
Updated on 9 September 2021


This study will be conducted on 50 patients of ASA grade I and II aged from 25 to 55 years and presented for laparoscopic hysterectomy. Patients will be divided into two equal groups; group A control group for conventional epidural technique(n=25) and group B for 25G dural puncture epidural with 25G pencil point Whitacre spinal needle (n=25). Randomization will be done using computer generated number and concealed using sequentially numbered, sealed opaque envelope.

Condition Gynecologic Disease Requiring Laparoscopic Hysterectomy Under Neuraxial Anesthesia
Treatment Conventional Epidural Technique, Dural Puncture Epidural Technique using pencil-point 25G Whitacre needle
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05032677
SponsorCairo University
Last Modified on9 September 2021


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ASA I and II
Height(150-170 cm)

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patient refusal
hypersensitivity to local anesthetic drugs
bleeding disorders and coagulopathy(platelets count less than 80000,INR less than 1.5 or therapeutic dose of anticoagulant)
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