Regional Anesthetic Techniques for the Pediatric Patient

Chapter

Abstract

Pediatric regional analgesia is beneficial in postoperative pain management and is recognized as an important component in multi-modal analgesia regimens. In any perioperative plan of care, the risks and benefits of any technique lie with the skill and experience of the caregiver. This chapter provides an introduction to these techniques in providing postoperative analgesia to the pediatric patient.

Keywords

Ultrasonography Topical analgesia Regional anesthetic blocks Head and neck Brachial plexus block Paravertebral block Transversus abdominis plane block Ilioinguinal Iliohypogastric block Penile nerve block Caudal block Caudal catheter extension into the lumbar or thoracic regions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryNassau University Medical CenterEast MeadowUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyOchsner Medical CenterNew OrleansUSA

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