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Intercostal Nerve Block

  • Ryota Hamada
  • Syuhei Matuoka
  • Kiyoshi Hatakeyama
  • Kiyoshige Ohseto
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Abstract

Intercostal nerve block is a form of compartment block, in which drug solution is injected into a neurovascular sheath composed of blood vessels, i.e., arteries and veins, and intercostal nerves. Thoracic nerves originating from a point where the root emerges from the intervertebral foramen and ranging as far as the distal end of the thoracoabdominal area (e.g., pectoral nerve blocks [PECS]) can be blocked.

Keywords

Intercostal nerve block X-ray fluoroscopy-guided method Ultrasound-guided method 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryota Hamada
    • 1
  • Syuhei Matuoka
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Hatakeyama
    • 1
  • Kiyoshige Ohseto
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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