caudal block


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Noun1.caudal block - regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the caudal end of the spinal canal; now largely replaced by epidural anesthesia
regional anaesthesia, regional anesthesia - loss of sensation in a region of the body produced by application of an anesthetic agent to all the nerves supplying that region (as when an epidural anesthetic is administered to the pelvic region during childbirth)
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EMLA cream provided inferior postoperative analgesia than either DPNB, caudal block or ringblock, with a typical duration of less than one hour (74).
The DS ending is most relevant to clinical practice as the length of the needle used to perform the caudal block should be carefully chosen to avoid puncturing the dura.
Several techniques can be used: local anaesthesia, local infiltration analgesia with sedation, posterior perineal block, caudal block, epidural anaesthesia or general anaesthesia.