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2021 Apr-Jun

Anesth Essays Res



Comparison of Ultrasound-Guided Transversus Abdominis Plane Block and Caudal Epidural Block for Pain Relief in Children Undergoing Infraumbilical Surgeries.


Caudal epidural block combined with general anesthesia remains a popular choice of anesthesia for both supraumbilical and infraumbilical surgeries. More recently transversus abdominis plane block performed under ultrasound guidance is being described as an effective technique for postoperative analgesia for lower abdominal surgeries. The present study aims to compare the efficacy of ultrasound -guided TAP block and caudal epidural for paediatric infraumbilical surgeries.