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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Conclusions: Caudal block provides better anesthesia than periprostatic nerve block plus intrarectal local anesthesia for TRUS guided prostate biopsy without an increase of side effects.
4] Our aim is to compare postoperative analgesia of caudal block versus DPNB and to compare sedation score and complications associated with caudal block and DPNB in children undergoing circumcision.
Caudal block on children, ropivacaine compared with bupivacaine: Anaesthesiology 1999; 91:1279-84
In our study, caudal block was given before surgery, as it provides intraoperative and postoperative analgesia to the patient.
The caudal block was performed by an assistant professor who was also blinded to the study.
Children with neurological or psychiatric diseases or attention deficit disorder, emergency procedures, medical contraindication to performance of the caudal block or a previous anaesthesia experience were not included in the study.