Analgesia after otoplasty: regional nerve blockade vs local anaesthetic infiltration of the ear.

@article{Cregg1996AnalgesiaAO,
  title={Analgesia after otoplasty: regional nerve blockade vs local anaesthetic infiltration of the ear.},
  author={Nuala Cregg and Francine Conway and William Casey},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={1996},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={141-7}
}
PURPOSE Children scheduled to undergo otoplasty experience severe pain postoperatively. Nausea and vomiting is also a problem. This study was designed to compare two analgesic techniques (i) regional nerve blockade (ii) local anaesthetic infiltration, with respect to quality and duration of analgesia, opioid requirements and the incidence of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV). METHODS Forty three children, ASA I-II, aged 3-15 yr, were studied and followed for 24 hr postoperatively… CONTINUE READING

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