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Purpose of study:
The purpose of this study is to prospectively compare post-operative pain relief in pediatric patients undergoing laparoscopic appendectomy who have received either a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block or local anesthetic infiltration by the surgeon for analgesia.
Who can participate:
What will happen during the study:
We will compare the pain management of a child undergoing laparascopic appendectomy by using a transverse abdominis plane block which is local anesthetic injected by the anesthesiologist using an ultrasound machine versus a surgeon injecting local anesthetic at the site of incision.
Who to contact:
Department of Anesthesiology
NDiris Barry (SAM)