Caudal Epidural Block Versus Ultrasound‐Guided Pudendal Nerve Block for Pediatric Circumcision

2020-02-19 18:28:44 | BioPortfolio


The regional anesthesia methods of caudal epidural block (CEB) and dorsal penile nerve block (DPNB) play an important role in providing postoperative pain control in pediatric circumcision surgery. However, the short-term postoperative analgesic effect and the risk of block failure limit the use of DPNB, a peripheral nerve block.


CEB is a neuraxial block and commonly used to control moderate and severe postoperative pain following surgery related to the lumbosacral and midthoracic dermatomes. CEB can have serious undesirable complications such as intravascular and subarachnoid injection, urinary retention and motor block. Pudendal nerve block can be used as an alternative to both DPNB and CEB for penile surgery such as circumcision. The pudendal nerve is a peripheral nerve combining the anterior rami of the sacral plexus nerves (S2-S4) and provides motor and sensory innervation to the perineal region.

Study Design




Caudal epidural block group, Pudendal nerve block group


Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital




Okmeydani Training and Research Hospital

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