Caudal injectate can be reliably imaged using portable ultrasound--a preliminary study.

@article{Roberts2005CaudalIC,
  title={Caudal injectate can be reliably imaged using portable ultrasound--a preliminary study.},
  author={Steven A Roberts and Velu Guruswamy and Ignacio Javier P{\'e}rez G{\'a}lvez},
  journal={Paediatric anaesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 11},
  pages={948-52}
}
BACKGROUND Correct caudal cannula placement is essential for block success and the avoidance of complications. The aim of this study was to assess the use of a saline injection test bolus with ultrasound (US) imaging to identify correct cannula placement for caudal anesthesia. METHODS A prospective observational study of 60 children undergoing caudal anesthesia. A Sonosite 180 Plus (Sonosite Inc., Bothwell, WA) was used to image the spine and look for caudal space expansion secondary to… CONTINUE READING

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