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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Murai, "Portal venous gas after a caudal block," BMJ case reports, vol.
Dexamethasone in combination with caudal block has been demonstrated to be effective in postoperative management of orchiopexy.14 It was also more effective in pain management compared to caudal block alone.
[1] Unfortunately, motor blockade resulting from caudal block may be a cause of distress to children in the postoperative period and could lead to delayed hospital discharge.
In a another study of patients undergoing paediatric groin surgery, the addition of an US-guided ilioinguinal nerve block to a single-shot caudal block decreased pain scores (59).
Caudal block since its first description in 1933 for paediatric urological interventions has evolved to become the most popular regional anaesthetic technique for use in children.
The time interval from caudal block to the first analgesic consumption was considered as analgesia time" and recorded.
There are no prospective randomised studies comparing the use of PVB versus caudal block (CB) for outpatient inguinal hernia repair surgery in children.
Single shot caudal block with bupivacaine is the most commonly used regional technique for intraoperative and postoperative pain relief in children.
Children with neurological or psychiatric diseases or attention deficit disorder, emergency procedures, medical contraindication to performance of the caudal block or a previous anaesthesia experience were not included in the study.
Patients were randomly divided into two groups of twenty patients each for caudal block. Children received the following drugs.
An analysis of the complications of extradural and caudal block. Anaesthesia 1969; 24:554-563.