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Continuous Epidural Anesthesia in Children Under 10 Years Old
  1. J. Desparmet, MD and
  2. C. Saint-Maurice, MD
  1. From the Department of Anesthesiology, Hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Paris, France


Continuous epidural anesthesia in children is becoming more and more popular but until recently there has been no pediatric-size epidural equipment. A 1-year retrospective study was reported of the use of continuous epidural anesthesia with 19-gauge pediatric epidural needles and catheters in children under 10 years old. In 42 children studied, the use of pediatric-size epidural equipment was believed to be an improvement compared with the use of adult-size equipment. No major side effects or accidents occurred in this group of patients.

  • Anesthetic techniques
  • epidural

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