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2021 Mar 13

Paediatr Anaesth

Dexamethasone as a ropivacaine adjuvant to pre-emptive incision-site infiltration analgesia in pediatric craniotomy patients: a prospective, multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.


Dexamethasone added to incision-site infiltration has been routinely used to reduce pain after tonsillectomy in children. However, this has not been studied in pediatric craniotomy patients yet. We hypothesized that incision-site infiltration with a combination of ropivacaine and dexamethasone might provide superior analgesia to ropivacaine alone in pediatric craniotomy patients.