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Abstract: Anaesthesia for daycase gynaecological laparoscopy: a survey of clinical practice in the United Kingdom.

Authors:

Simpson RB, Russell D.

Institution:

Department of Anaesthesia, Southern General Hospital NHS Trust, Glasgow, UK.

Source:

Anaesthesia. 1999 Jan;54(1):72-6.

Abstract:

Gynaecological laparoscopy is a daycase procedure that can be associated with significant morbidity and patients may require admission to hospital for overnight stay. Following a decision to administer intraperitoneal bupivacaine routinely to such patients in our day surgery unit, we wished to establish whether this was routine practice elsewhere. We therefore carried out a postal survey of consultant anaesthetists in the UK who regularly anaesthetise patients undergoing daycase gynaecological laparoscopy, addressing a number of clinical issues. The results of the survey are presented, discussed and compared with published advice.

Keywords:

Gynaecology Surgery Laparoscopy Anaesthesia Practice Survey