caudal anaesthesia

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Noun1.caudal anaesthesia - 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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A trans-urethral cystoscopy examination was performed under general and caudal anaesthesia in October 2013.
Caudal anaesthesia is a useful adjunct to general anaesthesia for lower abdominal surgery in children as it provides intraoperative analgesia, smooth recovery period and good post-operative pain control which reduces Perioperative narcotic requirements.
We conclude that dexmedetomidine when used as an adjuvant in paediatric caudal anaesthesia provides prolonged postoperative analgesia, better sedation and stable cardiorespiratory parameters.
The children were randomly assigned to receive either ondansetron or placebo in combination with caudal anaesthesia.
Caudal anaesthesia is the most frequently used regional technique in children, accounting for almost 50% of all regional techniques.
in addition, three children received fentanyl (dose 1 [micro]g/kg), 17 children received caudal anaesthesia and seven children received neuromuscular blockade with atracurium prior to insertion of the PLMA.
However it is interesting that there is little discussion of spinal anaesthesia and he states having abandoned both spinal and caudal anaesthesia.
Based on earlier studies, dexmedetomidine produces prolonged post-operative analgesia and sedation with minimal side effects when added to ropivacaine in epidural and caudal anaesthesia.
Caudal anaesthesia plays a major role in providing good pain relief in infraumbilical surgeries.