Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2007  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 438-

Thoracic epidural analgesia as an adjunct to general anaesthesia in a case of lung cyst removal in an infant


Mamta Aggarwal1, Riju Bansal2 
1 MD Specialist, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India
2 DNB Senior Resident, St. Stephen's Hospital, Delhi, India

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Paediatric thoracic and lumbar epidural analgesia is an integral part in the management of pain in neonates and children. We present a case of left lower lobe lung cyst in a 2 months old infant. The infant underwent excision of the lung cyst under general anaesthesia combined with thoracic epidural analgesia using an epidural catheter inserted via the caudal route. Analgesia was provided using 0.25% bupivacaine with 10mcg of fentanyl. No muscle relaxant was used throughout the surgery. The result showed a marked decrease in the requirement of anaesthetic drugs along with epidural analgesia, reduced surgical stress, and smooth recovery.


How to cite this article:
Aggarwal M, Bansal R. Thoracic epidural analgesia as an adjunct to general anaesthesia in a case of lung cyst removal in an infant.Indian J Anaesth 2007;51:438-438


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Aggarwal M, Bansal R. Thoracic epidural analgesia as an adjunct to general anaesthesia in a case of lung cyst removal in an infant. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2007 [cited 2021 Apr 12 ];51:438-438
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