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.
- Includes a comprehensive literature review for all nerve blocks described, enabling the reader to understand the indications, evidence base and clinical application of the particular nerve block
- Detailed chapters on underlying principles provide the reader with the core foundation knowledge necessary for safe practice, including detailed anatomical descriptions, how to avoid complications and how to manage them should they occur
- Numerous images and annotated illustrations allow the reader to see what the ultrasound images look like in clinical practice, with the additional benefit of labeled sonoanatomy for learning purposes
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
Stephen Mannion, University College Cork
Stephen Mannion is Consultant Anaesthetist and Chairman, Department of Anaesthesiology at South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.
Gabrielle Iohom, University College Cork
Gabrielle Iohom is a Consultant Anaesthetist/Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Cork University Hospital and University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
Christophe Dadure, Hôpital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France
Christophe Dadure is Professor of Anaesthesiology, Department of Anesthesia, Hopital Lapeyronie, Montpellier, France.
Mark Reisbig, Creighton-Alegent University Medical Center, Nebraska
Mark Reisbig is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology in the Department of Anesthesiology, Creighton University Medical Center, CHI Alegent Creighton Clinic, Omaha, NE, USA.
Arjunan Ganesh, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Arjunan Ganesh is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA.