Regional Anesthesia in a Very Low-Birth-Weight Neonate for a Neurosurgical Procedure

Santhanam Suresh*, Gregory Bellig

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Background and Objectives: Peripheral nerve blocks can be successfully utilized in infants for neurosurgical procedures. Our objective was utilizing a series of peripheral nerve blocks for a neurosurgical procedure in a very low-birth-weight neonate. Case Report: We report the use of supraorbital, great auricular, and greater occipital nerve block in a very low-birth-weight neonate (700 g) who was scheduled for a neurosurgical procedure. Discussion: We were able to successfully utilize peripheral nerve blocks and were able to blunt physiologic responses to surgical stress without compromising hemodynamic stability using high-dose opioids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-59
Number of pages2
JournalRegional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004


  • Low-birth-weight neonate
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pain
  • Peripheral nerve blocks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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