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Abdominoplasty Under Epidural Anesthesia

This study has been completed.
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Rambam Health Care Campus Identifier:
First received: July 6, 2011
Last updated: July 7, 2011
Last verified: July 2011
Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular body-contouring procedures, yet it is also among the most hazardous aesthetic procedures currently performed. It was shown, in many studies, to be associated with a significant complication rate, some of which are life-threatening. This study describes the investigators experience with a series of abdominoplasties performed under epidural anesthesia. Outcomes are presented, especially in terms of complication, and the practical advantages of this method are discussed.


Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Abdominoplasty Under Epidural Anesthesia: Safer for the Patient, Easier for the Surgeon.

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Further study details as provided by Rambam Health Care Campus:

Enrollment: 31
Study Start Date: March 2009
Study Completion Date: April 2009
Primary Completion Date: March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Abdominoplasty patients
All patients who underwent abdominoplasty at our institution without concurrent operations


Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients that underwent abdominoplasty between January 2003 and March 2008 in a private hospital by Dr. Yitshak Ramon.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All patients that underwent abdominoplasty between January 2003 and March 2008 in a private hospital by Dr. Yitshak Ramon.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with concurrent operations requiring general anesthesia.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01389635

Elisha Medical Center
Haifa, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rambam Health Care Campus
Principal Investigator: Yitshak Ramon, MD Plastic Surgery Department, Rambam Healthcare Campus
  More Information

Responsible Party: Professor Yehuda Ullmann, Head, Department of Plastic Surgery, Rambam Healthcare Campus Identifier: NCT01389635     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0019-11-RMB-CTIL
Study First Received: July 6, 2011
Last Updated: July 7, 2011

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Epidural processed this record on April 27, 2017