Pediatr Surg Int 2021 Apr 7;37(4):457-460. Epub 2021 Jan 7.
International Center for Colorectal and Urogenital Care, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado, 13123 East 16th Avenue, Anschutz Medical Campus, Box 323, Aurora, CO, 80045, USA.
Purpose: The recent opioid crisis in the USA compelled us to evaluate our practice of opioid use for postoperative pain management and the influence of regional anesthesia on opioid requirement in patients undergoing repair of anorectal malformations.
Methods: A retrospective chart review was performed evaluating patients who underwent posterior sagittal anorectoplasty (PSARP) and posterior sagittal anorecto-vagino-urethroplasty (PSARVUP), with or without laparotomy, between January 2016 and March 2020. Morphine milligram equivalents per kilogram (MME/kg) were calculated. Read More