Estimation of Injection Volume for Caudal Epidural Block Using Dynamic US Imaging in Children
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Caudal epidural block is the most commonly used technique for analgesia in pediatric patients. Although there are clinically used doses of local anesthetics for caudal epidural block, we do not know exactly how much levels are blocked in young children. Thus, we aimed to identify the spreading of injection of local anesthetics for caudal epidural block using ultrasound imaging in young children.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
6 Months to 24 Months (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Among the patients who are scheduled to undergo elective polydactyly / syndactyly / polysyndactyly correction surgery in Asan Medical Center, the patients who meet the inclusion criteria are included.
body weight: 5-20kg
patients who refuse to participate
local site infection, pilonidal cyst, spina bifida
patients who discharge after surgery without admission
patients who is judged ineligible for other reasons by the authors