Landmark Method (Blind Method)

  • Takahisa Nishiyama
  • Kiyoshige Ohseto


In the landmark method, an illustration is depicted on the body surface to serve as a landmark for needle insertion such that a nerve block can be carried out at the prescribed depth. The blind method is the landmark method in the narrower sense of the term, applied when there is no assistance provided by an imaging device of any type.


Landmark method Imaging device guidance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takahisa Nishiyama
    • 1
  • Kiyoshige Ohseto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical University Hachioji Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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