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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Postoperative Pain, Abdominal Muscles or Nerve Block
and you are
between 20 and 65
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has gained popularity for the control of postoperative pain in various surgeries. Three studies showed inconsistent result on pain control after TAP block in laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The TAP technique used in these studies was classic ultrasound guided TAP block. Besides periumbilical incision, sub-xiphoid incision is usually made during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. As typical posterior TAP rarely extend above T8, the investigators undergo subcostal TAP block for this type of surgery. The investigators are going to investigate the effect of subcostal TAP on early postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Provided treatments

  • Procedure: Ultrasound guided subcostal TAP block
  • Procedure: Placebo Ultrasound guided subcostal TAP block

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01595165. The sponsor of the trial is Soonchunhyang University Hospital and it is looking for 50 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Effect of Subcostal Transversus Abdominis Plane Block on Early Postoperative Pain in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: Randomized, Controlled Trial