caudal anesthesia

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Noun1.caudal anesthesia - 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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Leg ischemia in an infant following accidental intra-arterial administration of atracurium treated with caudal anesthesia. Anesthesia 1996; 51: 1154-6.
Hasnaoui, "Caudal anesthesia in pediatric surgery: success rate and adverse effects in 750 consecutive patients," Anesthesia and Analgesia, vol.
In our study, all patients who were given caudal injection had positive cold test results and received effective caudal anesthesia. Ikuerowo et al.
In pediatric surgery, caudal anesthesia is commonly combined with general anesthesia since it suppresses neurohumoral response to surgery, accelerates recovery and enhances postoperative pain control.