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Superficial cervical plexus block

Carlos I Salvadores de Arzuaga, José M Naya Sieiro, Oscar Salmeron Zafra, Miguel A González Posada, Esther Marquez Martínez
We report a case of successful intraoperative management using only low-volume regional anesthesia for the open surgical fixation of a traumatic clavicle fracture in a conscious 69-year-old man with severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. To avoid general anesthesia, we provided low-volume C5 and C6 nerve root blocks along with a superficial cervical plexus block using only 9 mL of anesthetic solution to avoid the often encountered complications of higher volume injections. Throughout the procedure, the patient remained comfortable and cooperative with stable hemodynamics and respiration...
March 16, 2017: A & A Case Reports
Marco Antonio Scirea Tesseroli, Fabricio Battistela Zasso, Humberto Hepp, Antonio Vitor Martins Priante, André Luiz Loureiro de Mattos Filho, Alvaro Sanabria
BACKGROUND: Parotidectomy is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, however, sedation with locoregional anesthesia could be an alternative. METHODS: Fifteen adult patients with parotid tumors of the superficial lobe were included in this study. Anesthetic procedure consisted of sedation associated with cervical plexus and auriculotemporal nerve block. Sedation was managed based on the bispectral index. RESULTS: Superficial parotidectomies were performed in 13 patients, and combined partial resections were performed in 2 patients...
December 21, 2016: Head & Neck
Nai-Liang Li, Ben-Long Yu, Chen-Fang Hung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Paravertebral block placement was the main anesthetic technique for modified radical mastectomy in our hospital until February 2014, when its combination with blocks targeting the pectoral musculature was initiated. We compared the analgesic effects of paravertebral blocks with or without blocks targeting the pectoral musculature for modified radical mastectomy. METHODS: We retrospectively collected data from a single surgeon and anesthesiologist from June 1, 2012, to May 31, 2015...
2016: PloS One
Paweł Mądro, Alina Dąbrowska, Jarosław Jarecki, Piotr Garba
BACKGROUND: Carotid endarterectomy carries a significant risk of intraoperative brain ischaemia. Various methods for intraoperative cerebral function monitoring can be utilized, but the assessment of the patient's consciousness remains the easiest and most available method, requiring that the patient remain awake and under local/regional anaesthesia. The aim of this study was to compare infiltration anaesthesia with an ultrasound-guided superficial/combined cervical plexus block for patient safety and comfort...
2016: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
M Seretny, L A Colvin
Vascular disease covers a wide range of conditions, including arterial, venous, and lymphatic disorders, with many of these being more common in the elderly. As the population ages, the incidence of vascular disease will increase, with a consequent increase in the requirement to manage both acute and chronic pain in this patient population. Pain management can be complex, as there are often multiple co-morbidities to be considered. An understanding of the underlying pain mechanisms is helpful in the logical direction of treatment, particularly in chronic pain states, such as phantom limb pain or complex regional pain syndrome...
September 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
R Kamal Kanthan
AIM: (1) To assess the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of superficial cervical plexus (SCP) block in oral and maxillofacial surgical (OMFS) practice as an alternative to general anesthesia in selective cases. (2) To assess any associated complication specifically related to the procedure. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The total number of patients was 10, out of which 6 were male and 4 were female patients. Six patients had incision and drainage of perimandibular space infections, two patients had Level Ib cervical lymph node biopsies, one patient had enucleation of cyst in the body of mandible, one patient had open reduction and internal fixation isolated angle fracture...
January 2016: Annals of Maxillofacial Surgery
Arslane Alilet, Pascal Petit, Benedicte Devaux, Corinne Joly, Emmanuel Samain, Sebastien Pili-Floury, Guillaume Besch
INTRODUCTION: The value of ultrasound guidance for intermediate cervical blocks in patients undergoing carotid artery endarterectomy is poorly described. This study aimed at comparing the efficacy of ultrasound-guided intermediate cervical block to superficial cervical block for carotid artery endarterectomies. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-centre randomized-controlled study in a French University Hospital, from April 2011 to March 2012. The anaesthesia technique was randomly allocated to patients scheduled for carotid artery endarterectomy under regional anaesthesia (ropivacaine 4...
April 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Anne C Kraima, Marloes Derks, Noeska N Smit, Cornelis J H van de Velde, Gemma G Kenter, Marco C DeRuiter
OBJECTIVE: Radical hysterectomy with pelvic lymphadenectomy (RHL) is the preferred treatment for early-stage cervical cancer. Although oncological outcome is good with regard to recurrence and survival rates, it is well known that RHL might result in postoperative bladder impairments due to autonomic nerve disruption. The pelvic autonomic network has been extensively studied, but the anatomy of nerve fibers branching off the inferior hypogastric plexus to innervate the bladder is less known...
June 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
Sunil Malla Bujar Barua, Anjali Mishra, Kamal Kishore, Saroj Kanta Mishra, Gyan Chand, Gaurav Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, Ashok Kumar Verma
The aim of the current study was to investigate the efficacy of greater occipital nerve (GON) block and bilateral superficial cervical plexuses (BSCP) blocks in alleviating postoperative occipital headache and posterior neck pain after thyroidectomy. This randomized prospective study consisted of 75 women undergoing total thyroidectomy. Patients were randomized into three groups: Group I (n = 25): patients receiving GON, Group II (n = 25): patients receiving bilateral (BSCP) blocks, and Group III (n = 25): patients receiving no block...
2016: Journal of Thyroid Research
Suniti Kale, Shipra Aggarwal, Vineet Shastri, Chintamani
Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block may help in reduction of postthyroidectomy pain. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCB) given either presurgically or postsurgically on analgesia in postthyroidectomy patients. Sixty adult euthyroid patients were randomly allocated to one of the three groups, to receive BSCB either presurgically (group A) or postsurgically (group B). Both of the above groups were compared with parenteral analgesics (group C)...
December 2015: Indian Journal of Surgery
B S Santosh, Sripada Gopalakrishna Mehandale
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (BSCPB) is effective in reducing pain following thyroid surgeries. We studied the effect of dexmedetomidine on duration and quality of analgesia produced by BSCPB with 0.5% ropivacaine in patients undergoing thyroid surgeries. METHODS: In this prospective double-blinded study, 60 adults undergoing thyroid surgeries were randomised into two equal groups to receive BSCPB, either with 20 ml 0.5% ropivacaine (Group A) or 20 ml 0...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
Jean-Michel Wattier, Robert Caïazzo, Grégoire Andrieu, Eric Kipnis, François Pattou, Gilles Lebuffe
Chronic postoperative pain exists in varying degrees for every type of surgery. An evaluation of the incidence, the typology and predictive factors of chronic pain was carried out at 3 and 6months after thyroidectomy. A prospective observational study, having included each of the patients prior to their thyroidectomy, was carried out over 12months. The patients used an 11-point numerical rating scale (NRS), a neuropathic pain screening questionnaire (DN4), an evaluation scale for anxiety and for the need for information related to anaesthesia and surgery (APAIS), a questionnaire describing pain (QDSA) and a questionnaire evaluating neuropathic pain (NPSI) before surgery and at three and six months later...
June 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
Yinglan Su, Zhongjun Zhang, Qiuli Zhang, Yaoxian Zhang, Zhanli Liu
PURPOSE: Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) develops in patients with chronic renal failure. This study aimed to compare analgesic efficacy in SHPT patients who undergo subtotal parathyroidectomy after superficial versus deep cervical plexus block. METHODS: Sixty chronic renal failure patients with SPHT scheduled for subtotal parathyroidectomy were randomized to receive general anesthesia (group GA), general anesthesia plus bilateral superficial and deep cervical plexus block (group BD), or general anesthesia plus bilateral superficial cervical plexus block (group BS) (n = 20)...
December 2015: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Ali Sait Kavaklı, Nilgün Kavrut Öztürk, Raif Umut Ayoğlu, Kadir Sağdıç, Gül Çakmak, Kerem İnanoğlu, Mustafa Emmiler
OBJECTIVES: Carotid endarterectomy under regional anesthesia may be performed by using superficial, intermediate, deep or combined cervical plexus block. The authors compared the combined and intermediate cervical plexus block by use of ultrasound guidance in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, double-blinded trial. SETTING: Education and research hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients undergoing carotid artery surgery...
April 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Laura Pasin, Pasquale Nardelli, Giovanni Landoni, Guglielmo Cornero, Silvio Magrin, Yamume Tshomba, Roberto Chiesa, Alberto Zangrillo
OBJECTIVE: Carotid endarterectomy is the most effective treatment for reducing the risk of stroke in patients with significant carotid stenosis. Few studies have focused on the failure rate of regional anesthesia. METHODS: Data of all patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (June 2009 to December 2014) in a single center were collected. Combined deep and superficial cervical plexus block or superficial plexus block alone was used according to the attending anesthesiologist's choice and the patient's characteristics (eg, dual antiplatelet or anticoagulation therapy)...
September 2015: Journal of Vascular Surgery
R Seidel, M Schulze, K Zukowski, A Wree
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The innervation of the human cervical region is complex and subject to relevant anatomical variability involving sections of the cervical plexus, brachial plexus and cranial nerves. AIM: The objective was to demonstrate the dissemination of injected dye solution by anatomical preparation and to define a suitable target compartment for an ultrasound-guided block technique. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Own anatomical preparations are compared to recent review articles on the subject...
June 2015: Der Anaesthesist
Stefan Flores, Christine Riguzzi, Andrew A Herring, Arun Nagdev
Ultrasound-guided nerve blocks are becoming more essential for the management of acute pain in the emergency department (ED). With increased block frequency comes unexpected complications that require prompt recognition and treatment. The superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB) has been recently described as a method for ED management of clavicle fracture pain. Horner's syndrome (HS) is a rare and self-limiting complication of regional anesthesia in neck region such as brachial and cervical plexus blocks. Herein we describe the first reported case of a HS after an ultrasound-guided SCPB performed in the ED and discuss the complex anatomy of the neck that contributes to the occurrence of this complication...
May 2015: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
Ramamani Mariappan, Jigesh Mehta, Eric Massicotte, Mahesh Nagappa, Pirjo Manninen, Lashmi Venkatraghavan
PURPOSE: Spine surgeries are increasingly being performed as a day or short-stay surgery programs. Peripheral nerve block provide site-specific pain relief with few side effects, thereby reducing surgical stress and enhancing quality of recovery. The aim of our study was to determine the effect of a superficial cervical plexus block (SCPB) on postoperative quality of recovery and analgesia in patients undergoing elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF). METHODS: After Research Ethics Board approval, we enrolled adults (> 18 yr) scheduled for elective single- or two-level ACDF in this randomized double-blind clinical trial...
August 2015: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
M J Malcharek, V Herbst, G J Bartz, A M Manceur, J Gille, G Hennig, A Sablotzki, G Schneider
BACKGROUND: A controversy exists regarding which monitoring technique is superior in cases in which general anesthesia (GA) is necessary for carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Multimodal evoked potential (mEP) monitoring was investigated under GA during CEA and compared with a historical control group undergoing neurological evaluations awake under loco-regional anesthesia (LA). METHODS: We retrospectively studied 651 patients undergoing elective CEA. In groupHISTORY (N...
October 2015: Minerva Anestesiologica
Michael R King, T Anthony Anderson
We describe using ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks for postoperative pain control in 2 children undergoing ventricular shunt surgery. In the first patient undergoing ventriculo-peritoneal shunt revision, a combination of ultrasound-guided greater occipital nerve, superficial cervical plexus, and transversus abdominis plane blocks was used. In the second patient undergoing ventriculo-pleural shunt revision, a combination of ultrasound-guided greater occipital nerve, superficial cervical plexus, and intercostal blocks was used...
December 15, 2014: A & A Case Reports
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