Ultrasound guidance for ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block: a pilot study.

BACKGROUND Ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve block combined with general anaesthesia facilitates inguinal herniorrhaphy in an ambulatory setting by improving analgesia and reducing opioid requirements. Case reports in children indicate the possibility of colonic puncture and associated morbidity with blind ilioinguinal and iliohypogastric blockade. AIMS… CONTINUE READING