Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block with Long Acting Local Anaesthetic Agent (Bupivacaine) and It’s Effect on Early Post-operative Period in Adult Tonsillectomy: A Prospective Study
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We evaluated the benefit of glossopharyngeal nerve block with long acting local anaesthetic like bupivacaine. It was a randomized prospective study. Sixty-four patients were selected and divided into two groups. Group A received bilateral nerve block and Group B received no block. Pain score using Visual Analog Scale (0–100 mm) was assessed at 30 min, 2, 6 and 12 h. In the immediate post operative period pain scores of Group A at rest and swallowing was significantly lower than Group B (p < 0.001 and p < 0.01). Glossopharyngeal nerve block is an important method of reducing post-tonsillectomy pain.
KeywordsPain Bupivacaine Glossopharyngeal nerve block VAS
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All authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
The permission was taken from Institutional Ethics Committee prior to starting the project. All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual Participants included in the study.
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