Ultrasound-guided bilateral continuous sciatic nerve blocks with stimulating catheters for postoperative pain relief after bilateral lower limb amputations*.
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SourceAnaesthesia, 61, 12, (2006), pp. 1204-1207
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SubjectDCN 1: Perception and Action; EBP 4: Quality of Care; UMCN 3.3: Neurosensory disorders
The performance of continuous bilateral sciatic nerve blocks under ultrasonographic control using stimulating catheters is described in a 4-year-old child with VACTERL syndrome. Ultrasound showed an abnormal vascular and nerve supply to the lower limbs. The use of ultrasound guidance made successful continuous sciatic nerve blocks possible in a child in whom the traditional method of nerve localisation was unlikely to succeed for anatomical reasons.
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