Single level paravertebral versus caudal block in paediatric inguinal surgery


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Tug R., ÖZCENGİZ D. , Gunes Y.

ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE, vol.39, no.5, pp.909-913, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0310057x1103900517
  • Title of Journal : ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.909-913
  • Keywords: paravertebral block, postoperative analgesia, inguinal surgery, PROSPECTIVE RANDOMIZED-TRIAL, NERVE BLOCK, POSTTHORACOTOMY ANALGESIA, GENERAL-ANESTHESIA, SPINAL-ANESTHESIA, HERNIA REPAIR, RENAL SURGERY, PAIN RELIEF, CHILDREN, HERNIORRHAPHY

Abstract

Para vertebral block (PVB) has been used for postoperative analgesia in children since 1992. There are no prospective randomised studies comparing the use of PVB versus caudal block (CB) for outpatient inguinal hernia repair surgery. The hypothesis of this study is that a single level, single injection PVB can provide a longer duration of analgesia and less requirement for supplemental analgesia than single shot CB for children undergoing inguinal surgery.