Ultrasound for regional anesthesia in children

Anesthesiol Clin. 2014 Mar;32(1):263-79. doi: 10.1016/j.anclin.2013.10.008. Epub 2013 Dec 8.


The use of regional anesthesia in children is increasing. Rapid advancement in the use of ultrasound guidance has allowed for a greater ease in performing peripheral regional anesthesia in pediatrics. Successful peripheral nerve blockade provides children with analgesia that will improve their operative experience.

Keywords: Nerve stimulation; Pediatric regional anesthesia; Peripheral nerve blockade; Peripheral nerve catheter; Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen
  • Anesthesia, Conduction / methods*
  • Axilla / anatomy & histology
  • Axilla / diagnostic imaging
  • Child
  • Clavicle / anatomy & histology
  • Clavicle / diagnostic imaging
  • Humans
  • Nerve Block
  • Ultrasonography, Interventional / methods*