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Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block in pediatric patients -A report of four cases-.

Research paper by Chun Woo CW Yang, Choon-Kyu CK Cho, Hee Uk HU Kwon, Jae Young JY Roh, Youn Moo YM Heo, Sung-Min SM Ahn

Indexed on: 03 Feb '11Published on: 03 Feb '11Published in: Korean journal of anesthesiology



Abstract

Supraclavicular brachial plexus blocks are not common in pediatric patients due to the risk of pneumothorax. Ultrasonography is an important tool for identifying nerves during regional anesthesia. Directly visualizing the target nerves and monitoring the distribution of the local anesthetic are potentially significant. In addition, ultrasound monitoring helps avoid complications, such as inadvertent intravascular injection or pneumothorax. This paper reports four cases of pediatric patients who received ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block for upper limb surgery.