Case report: bupivacaine toxicity with dorsal penile block for circumcision.
Article: Pediatric Ambulatory Anesthesia[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Pediatric patients often undergo anesthesia for ambulatory procedures. This article discusses several common preoperative dilemmas, including whether to postpone anesthesia when a child has an upper respiratory infection, whether to test young women for pregnancy, which children require overnight admission for apnea monitoring, and the effectiveness of nonpharmacological techniques for reducing anxiety. Medication issues covered include the risks of anesthetic agents in children with undiagnosed weakness, the use of remifentanil for tracheal intubation, and perioperative dosing of rectal acetaminophen. The relative merits of caudal and dorsal penile nerve block for pain after circumcision are also discussed.Anesthesiology Clinics 06/2014; DOI:10.1016/j.anclin.2014.02.002