Post-Operative Analgesic requirement in Non-closure and Closure of Peritoneum during open Appendectomy- A Randomized controlled study 264-266
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
SN Medical College and HSK Hospital, Bagalkot,
Karnataka -587102, India.
Objectives: To assess the post-operative analgesic requirement of non-closure of the visceral and parietal peritoneum at open appendectomy as compared to suture peritonization.
Design: A randomized double-blind controlled trail was performed on 100 patients who underwent open appendectomy.
Main outcome measures: Post-operative pain scores as assessed by visual analogue scale and analgesic requirement.
Results: Pain scores at 24 hours were less in non-closure than closure group and analgesic requirement was significantly lesser in non-closure than closure group after 24 hours.
Conclusion: In conclusion, not suturing the peritoneum at the appendectomy has beneficial effects on post-operative pain and we also emphasise the absence of short term morbidity when peritoneum is not closed. Therefore we recommend the non-closure of peritoneum at appendectomy.