Paediatric regional anaesthesia: Comparing caudal Anaesthesia and Ilioinguinal block for Paediatric Inguinal Herniotomy

Volume 2, Issue 1 : January 2016 – March 2016

9. Paediatric regional anaesthesia: Comparing caudal Anaesthesia and Ilioinguinal block for Paediatric Inguinal Herniotomy

Caudal anaesthesia and ilioinguinal block are effective, safe anaesthetic techniques for paediatric inguinal herniotomy. This review article aims to educate medical students about these techniques by examining their safety and efficacy in paediatric surgery, as well as discussing the relevant anatomy and pharmacology. The roles of general anaesthesia in combination with regional anaesthesia, and that of awake regional anaesthesia, are discussed, as is the administration of caudal adjuvants and concomitant intravenous opioid analgesia.