Ultrasonography-guided bilateral rectus sheath block vs local anesthetic infiltration after pediatric umbilical hernia repair. A prospective randomised clinical trial. JAMA Surg 2013; 148: 707–713.

Published: 30th January 2014

Authors: Dingeman RS, Barus LM, Chung HK, Clendenin DJ, Lee CS, Tracy S et al.


Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath block reduced paediatric pain scores at 10 (P=0.04) and 40 min (P=0.03) postoperatively in this study that included 52 procedures.

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