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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2013, Article ID 956807, 2 pages
Case Report

Axillary Block as the Sole Anesthetic for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Placement in an Infant with Goldenhar Syndrome

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA 98105, USA

Received 19 September 2013; Accepted 20 October 2013

Academic Editors: A. Ahmadi and P. Michalek

Copyright © 2013 Ma. Carmen Bernardo-Ocampo. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The use of peripheral nerve block as the sole anesthetic in infants is not very common. Studies have demonstrated that ultrasound guided (USG) peripheral nerve block is associated with higher overall success rate when compared with nerve stimulation (Rubin et al., 2009, and Gelfand et al., 2011). Described below is a medically complex infant who had an USG axillary brachial plexus block for peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) placement.