Low vs Medium Pressure Pneumoperitoneum

  • End date
    Aug 8, 2024
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    University Children's Hospital, Zurich
Updated on 10 October 2021


The purpose of this study is to asses whether the pressure used for the pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic surgery in children affects their postoperative pain levels.

Condition Appendicitis Acute
Treatment Laparoscopic appendectomy
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT04949659
SponsorUniversity Children's Hospital, Zurich
Last Modified on10 October 2021


Yes No Not Sure

Inclusion Criteria

Prepped and consented for diagnostic laparoscopy for likely acute appendicitis
years or older
kg or more
Parents/legal custodian give consent, patient shows no signs of unwillingness to participate
Patient is hemodynamically stable

Exclusion Criteria

Clinical signs of four quadrant peritonitis as a clinical sign of perforated appendicitis
Suspected perityphlitic abscess on preoperative ultrasound
Preexisting conditions making postoperative assessment of extent of pain and its localization very difficult or impossible, e.g. conditions that are associated with pronounced developmental delays or with communication difficulties
Parents have inadequate knowledge of German language to understand Informed consent
Child has inadequate knowledge of German language to allow elicitation of Pain Scores
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