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Can child stay awake during a hydrocele removal ?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: For what purpose?

Hydrocoel repair is going to involve kids >1y.
Although it might be possible to do so using an elaborate local anesthesia, i would never consider doing it awake in that age group. This non-verbal kid would be witness multiple painful injections in the area with the hope it would work, but a backup plan to go to general anesthesia would be necessary if it didn't. Seems cruel to me so why ?

In brief: For what purpose?

Hydrocoel repair is going to involve kids >1y.
Although it might be possible to do so using an elaborate local anesthesia, i would never consider doing it awake in that age group. This non-verbal kid would be witness multiple painful injections in the area with the hope it would work, but a backup plan to go to general anesthesia would be necessary if it didn't. Seems cruel to me so why ?
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No way

We can not have a child moving during the operation, we might accidentally cut the spermatic vesses or vas deferens (sperm duct).

In brief: No way

We can not have a child moving during the operation, we might accidentally cut the spermatic vesses or vas deferens (sperm duct).
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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