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Stellate Ganglion Block

  • F. Alemanno
  • B. Westermann
Chapter

Abstract

As an appendix to this monographic study on the brachial plexus block techniques performed in order to obtain anesthesia of the upper extremities, we feel it is appropriate to include this chapter on the stellate ganglion (SG) block. This block has no surgical indications, but only postoperative, medical and pain therapy indications.

Keywords

Stellate ganglion block Anatomy of cervical sympathetic system Stellate ganglion block anterior approach (two-finger technique) Ultrasound anatomy of stellate ganglion region Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Pain TherapyUniversity of VeronaVeronaItaly
  2. 2.Consultant Anesthesiologist, Division of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineJeroen Bosch ZiekenhuisHertogenboschThe Netherlands

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