Transversus Abdominis Plane Block for Chronic Postsurgical Orchalgia

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Assiut University

Status

Unknown

Conditions

Chronic Post-surgical Pain

Treatments

Procedure: TAP block

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Other

Identifiers

NCT03525938
SECI-IRB-IORG0006563-533

Details and patient eligibility

About

the study will evaluate the effect of transversus abdominis plane block (TAP) on chronic post-groin surgeries orchalgia (chronic testicular pain)

Enrollment

70 estimated patients

Sex

Male

Ages

18 to 80 years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion criteria

  • The inclusion criteria were patients with chronic scrotal pain (orchialgia) that fulfilled the following criteria:

    1. pain intensity ≥ 5 on the visual analog scale (VAS),
    2. pain that lasted for more than 3 months after groin surgeries,
    3. failed conservative treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Exclusion criteria

  • The exclusion criteria were:

    1. patients with other causes of scrotal pain, e.g., epididymitis, orchitis, and hydrocele,
    2. patients complaining of groin infection and coagulopathy,
    3. patients suffering from hypertension, ischemic heart disease, or psychiatric disorders

Trial design

Primary purpose

Treatment

Allocation

Randomized

Interventional model

Parallel Assignment

Masking

Single Blind

70 participants in 2 patient groups

TAP group
Active Comparator group
Treatment:
Procedure: TAP block
SHAM group
Sham Comparator group
Treatment:
Procedure: TAP block

Trial contacts and locations

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