Transversus Abdominis Plane Block in Microsurgical Breast Recon w/Abdominal Free Flap in Breast CA

Trial ID or NCT#



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The primary objective is to determine if pre-operative transversus abdominis plane (TAP) nerve blocks by continued infusion of local anesthetic post-operatively affects post-operative narcotic usage, as compared to a placebo TAP block, after breast reconstruction surgery.

Official Title

A Phase III Study of Pre-operative Transversus Abdominis Plane Blocks Using the Nimbus Ambulatory Infusion System in Patients Undergoing Abdominal Free Flap-based Breast Reconstruction

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: Older than 18 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No


Gordon K. Lee, M.D.
Dung Nguyen
Dung Nguyen
Breast reconstructive surgeon, Plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Chest reconstructive surgeon
Clinical Professor, Surgery - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Afaaf Shakir