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Paediatr Anaesth. 2018 Mar;28(3):298-299. doi: 10.1111/pan.13325. Epub 2018 Jan 17.

Erector spinae plane block for inguinal hernia repair in preterm infants.

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1
Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
2
Department of Anesthesia, Dr. Orlando Alassia Children's Hospital, Santa Fe, Argentina.
3
Department of Anesthesia, Perioperative & Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.

Abstract

Neuro-axial anesthesia has been the preferred technique for inguinal hernia repair when attempting to avoid general anesthesia in neonates and preterm infants. We present a case where an erector spinae plane block was used successfully for this surgery. Hemodynamic stability, minimal anesthetic requirements, and excellent pain control were documented. This block promises to be a valuable and safe alternative for inguinal hernia repair, accompanying the path of neuroprotective anesthesia.

KEYWORDS:

anesthesia; local anesthetics; neonate; regional

PMID:
29341379
DOI:
10.1111/pan.13325
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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