Ultrasound-Guided Epidural Catheter Insertion in Children

@article{Rapp2005UltrasoundGuidedEC,
  title={Ultrasound-Guided Epidural Catheter Insertion in Children},
  author={H J Rapp and Andreas Folger and Thomas Grau},
  journal={Anesthesia \& Analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={101},
  pages={333-339}
}
Epidural catheters (EC) are often used in pediatric patients for intraoperative and postoperative pain relief. The small anatomical structures and catheter insertion under general anesthesia make it more difficult to perform EC and to prevent damage. In this study we investigated the use of ultrasound (US) in detecting neuraxial structures during insertion and placement of EC in children. ASA I–II children scheduled for elective surgery under combined general and epidural anesthesia were… Expand
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