Analgesia by wound infiltration after surgical excision of benign breast lumps

H. Owen, D. J. Galloway, K. G. Mitchell

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Abstract

Wound infiltration with bupivacaine provided complete postoperative pain relief in 14 of 19 women undergoing biopsy of a benign breast lump under general anaesthesia. Fifteen patients formed a control group in whom the wound was infiltrated with saline. They had inadequate relief of pain despite receiving significantly more opioid analgesia than the bupivacaine group in the postoperative period. The analgesia from bupivacaine usually outlasted the postoperative pain. No adverse reactions were apparent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-115
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Volume67
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1985
Externally publishedYes

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