Thoracic Sympathetic Ganglion Block

  • Hidekimi FukuiEmail author


Thoracic sympathetic ganglion block is a nerve block procedure that produces effects such as analgesia, increased blood flow, increased skin temperature, and cessation of sweating without affecting the somatic nerve that dominates both sensory and motor functions.


Thoracic sympathetic block Under X -ray fluoroscopy Under CT-guidance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyTokyo Medical UniversityTokyoJapan

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