Purpose of review: Spinal anaesthesia has seldom been employed in paediatric patieint. Its use has been suggested mainly in former preterm-newborns and infant whore known to be exposed to high perioperative apnoea risk. There is currently some evidence that spinal anesthesia could be considered as an equal alternative to general anaesthesia as it is in adults. Recent findings: New drugs and adjuvants recently introduced in clinical practice, more-detailed khowledge of spead anaesthetic modalities and larger databases, now available, could today make paediatric spinal anaesthesia a more suitable technique for many anaesthetists. Summary: We will review recent literature focusing the latest techniques, drugs, dosages, and complications in, order to define the lemits and advantages of employing spinal anaesthesia in all paediatric ages, in routine and emergency sugery.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2005|
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ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine