Postoperative Pain Treatment in Pediatric Patients

  • C. Ecoffey
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Pediatric surgery has progressed to the point where children who would not have been operated on a few years ago are now cared for surgically. Pain is the inevitable consequence of most operations and caregivers are routinely confronted with acute pain in children. Pain leads to anxiety and uncontrolled agitation and children in pain will put out dressings, catheters and tubes. Pain results in arterial hypertension which can increase postoperative bleeding. On the other hand postoperative analgesia reduces psychological trauma due to the surgery [39] and facilitates respiratory therapy.


Postoperative Pain Postoperative Analgesia Epidural Morphine Brachial Plexus Block Caudal Block 
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