Ultrasound has revolutionized the practice of regional anesthesia, yet there remains a paucity of good resources on ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia in children. This book offers a much-needed practical guide to all the major ultrasound-guided blocks in pediatric patients, including neuraxial, truncal, upper and lower limb blocks. The core principles of good clinical practice in regional anesthesia are described and discussed, including the pharmacology of local anesthetics in children, the performance of regional anesthesia, the management of complications, and the clinical anatomy of each block. Every block chapter provides both a 'how to' section and also a comprehensive literature review, with an up-to-date and relevant bibliography for reference and further reading. Chapters are illustrated with unique anatomical images and detailed descriptions. Both trainee and experienced anesthesiologists will find this an essential resource for the safe and effective performance of modern regional anesthesia in children.
1. Introduction Stephen Mannion; Part I. Principles and Practice: 2. Performance of regional anesthesia in children Arjunan Ganesh and Wallis T. Muhly; 3. Pharmacology of local anesthetics in children Christina Van Horn and Mark Reisbig; 4. Management of complications Immanuel Hennessy and Stephen Mannion; 5. Basics of ultrasonography for regional anesthesia in children Christophe Dadure and Chrystelle Sola; 6. Anatomy of the neuraxis, thoracic and abdominal walls, upper and lower limbs Judith Barbaro-Brown and Gabriella Iohom; Part II. Upper Limb: 7. Ultrasound-guided axillary block in children Pádraig O'Scanaill and Brian O'Donnell; 8. Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block Mark Reisbig; 9. Ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block Wallis T. Muhly and Arjunan Ganesh; 10. Ultrasound-guided interscalene brachial plexus block Harshad Gurnaney and Arjunan Ganesh; Part III. Lower Limb: 11. Ultrasound-guided femoral nerve block Frédéric Duflo; 12. Ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve block Ahmed Abdel-Aziz and Amr Abdelaal; 13. Ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block Anne-Charlotte Saour and Christophe Dadure; Part IV. Truncal Blocks: 14. Ultrasound-guided ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric block Sinead O'Shaughnessy and Charles Youngblood; 15. Transversus abdominis plane block Eimhin Dunne and Brian O'Donnell; 16. Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block Harshad Gurnaney and Arjunan Ganesh; 17. Ultrasound-guided paravertebral block Attila Bondár and Gabriella Iohom; Part V. Neuraxial Blocks: 18. Ultrasound-guided epidural anesthesia Chrystelle Sola and Christophe Dadure; 19. Ultrasound for spinal anesthesia Karthikeyan Kallidaikurichi Srinivasan and Peter Lee; 20. Ultrasound-guided caudal block Anca Grigoras and Jawad Mustafa; Part VI. Facial Blocks: 21. Facial blocks Chrystelle Sola and Christophe Dadure; Appendix. Muscle innervation, origin, insertion and action; Index.