Stellate Ganglion Block
Acute & Chronic Pain Applications
WRONG NEEDLE PLACEMENT
SPREAD OF LOCAL ANESTHETIC
INFECTION (esophageal perforation is a predisposing factor)
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and Interesting Articles
McLean B. Safety and Patient Acceptability of Stellate Ganglion Blockade as a Treatment Adjunct for Combat-Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Quality Assurance Initiative. Cureus. 2015 Sep 10;7(9):e320. doi: 10.7759/cureus.320. PMID: 26487996; PMCID: PMC4601906.
Wang D. Image Guidance Technologies for Interventional Pain Procedures: Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, and CT. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2018 Jan 26;22(1):6. doi: 10.1007/s11916-018-0660-1. PMID: 29374352.
Duong S, Bravo D, Todd KJ, Finlayson RJ, Tran Q. Treatment of complex regional pain syndrome: an updated systematic review and narrative synthesis. Can J Anaesth. 2018 Jun;65(6):658-684. English. doi: 10.1007/s12630-018-1091-5. Epub 2018 Feb 28. PMID: 29492826.
Datta R, Agrawal J, Sharma A, Rathore VS, Datta S. A study of the efficacy of stellate ganglion blocks in complex regional pain syndromes of the upper body. J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2017 Oct-Dec;33(4):534-540. doi: 10.4103/joacp.JOACP_326_16. PMID: 29416250; PMCID: PMC5791271.
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