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2020 Jul-Sep

Anesth Essays Res



Comparison of Analgesic Efficacy of Dexamethasone versus Tramadol in Combination with Ropivacaine in Caudal Anesthesia for Children Undergoing Lower Abdominal Surgeries.


Caudal anesthesia has emerged as a reliable and effective anesthetic technique in the pediatric age group. However, the limited duration of action of the local anesthetic drugs proves to one of the major hindrances in the complete utilization of caudal block as an effective analgesic technique. To overcome this shortcoming, adjuvant drugs were introduced into clinical practice.