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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 63  |  Issue : 9  |  Page : 746-753

Recent trends in paediatric regional anaesthesia

Children Anaesthesia Services and Surya Children Hospital, Holy Spirit Hospital, Holy Family Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vrushali Ponde
Department of Anaesthesia, First Floor, Surya Children Hospital, S V Road, Khira Nagar, Santacruz West, Mumbai - 400 054, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ija.IJA_502_19

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Paediatric regional anaesthesia today is one of the fastest growing and exciting aspects of paediatric anaesthesia, which requires an ongoing fervour to learn. Application of paediatric regional anaesthesia in neonates, infants, toddlers and children is undertaken to treat perioperative pain without disturbing the physiological milieu with additional advantages elaborated in the review. The available choices, traditional methods and the most recently described methods are discussed with emphasis on their advantages and disadvantages. Clear pointers for selection of the blocks are also discussed. To present a holistic overview of this rapidly growing subject, a comprehensive literature search was performed in May 2019 in MEDLINE, PubMed and Google Scholar to retrieve articles pertaining to all the above topics. The keywords used in various combinations included 'Central neuraxial, blocks, Paediatric(s)', 'Peripheral Nerve blocks', 'Safety, controversies, regional, anaesthesia'.

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