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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1990;7(1):127-131.
DOI:    Published online June 30, 1990.
Caudal Anesthesia for pediatric Inguinal Region Surgery.
Kyeung Sook Lee, Dae Pal Park
Pediatric caudal anesthesia was done in 50 infants and children under 10 years of age, who were to undergo surgery of inguinal region. All cases were given 10mg/kg body weigh t of 1% lidocaine solution with epinephrine 1:200,000. The results were as follows: 1) Pediatric caudal anesthesia was simple, easy and reliable in technique. 2) Additional intravenous administration of Ketamine or pentothal sodium was needed. i.e., to provide a more cooperative state. 3) Anesthetic effect was judged very Excellent. 4) Cardiovascular and respiratory changes were minimal. Author's came to conclusion that caudal anesthesia for pediatric inguinal region surgery in reliable, simple in technique, favorable to surgeon, and is considered to be a good technique for pediatric anesthesia.
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