Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

: 2009  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70--76

Postoperative analgesia for gynecological laparoscopy

Ben Gibbison, Stephen Michael Kinsella 
 Department of Anesthesia, St. Michael's Hospital, Southwell St. Bristol, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Stephen Michael Kinsella
Department of Anesthesia, St. Michael«SQ»s Hospital, Southwell St. Bristol, BS2 8EG
United Kingdom

Gynecological laparoscopy is a commonly performed procedure. Providing anesthesia for this can present a challenge, particularly in the day surgery population. Poor analgesia, nausea, and vomiting can cause distress to the patient and increased cost for the health system, because of overnight admission. In this review we discuss anesthetic and analgesic techniques for day-case gynecological laparoscopy. The principles include multimodal analgesia, the use of the oral route wherever possible, and the contribution of the surgeon.

How to cite this article:
Gibbison B, Kinsella SM. Postoperative analgesia for gynecological laparoscopy.Saudi J Anaesth 2009;3:70-76

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Gibbison B, Kinsella SM. Postoperative analgesia for gynecological laparoscopy. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 May 26 ];3:70-76
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