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2022 Dec

Reg Anesth Pain Med



Nerve stimulation guided bilateral pudendal nerve block versus landmark-based caudal block for hypospadias repair in young children: a prospective, randomized, pragmatic trial.


Choudhry DK, Heredia L, Brenn B R, Brown M, Carvalho NF, Whaley MC, Shaik SS, Hagerty JA, Bani Hani A
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2022 Dec; 47(12):744-748.
PMID: 36283712.


Caudal block is frequently performed to provide analgesia for hypospadias repair. Literature suggests that pudendal block provides prolonged postoperative analgesia as compared with caudal block in children between 2 and 5 years. We compared the efficacy of pudendal and caudal blocks in children less than 2 years.