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Supraclavicular nerve

Antonio Tancredi, Paolo Graziano, Lucia Dimitri, Elvira Impagnatiello, Marco Taurchini
A sclerosing perineurioma presents as a single asymptomatic papule or nodule located on the hands of adult patients; approximately 60 cases have been reported in medical literature since 1997. Histologically, it originates from the perineural cells of the peripheral nerves and presents epithelial membrane antigen (EMA) positivity and S100 protein negativity. Here, we present the case of a 58-year-old male admitted to our surgery unit complaining of left supraclavicular swelling of 1-cm in size, having no significant past medical history...
February 2018: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
Morten Rune Blichfeldt-Eckhardt
The thesis comprises an overview and four papers, all published or submitted for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Chronic pain after surgery is a common and debilitating complication after many types of surgery. The cause and pathology behind is still mainly uncovered, though several risk factors have been proposed. One of the strongest risk factors for persistent postsurgical pain is the intensity of the acute pain response though the mechanisms involved remain unsettled...
March 2018: Danish Medical Journal
Emma van der Weijde, Nabil Saouti, Jan Albert Vos, Selma C Tromp, Robin H Heijmen
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the indications, perioperative strategy and postoperative outcome of surgical left subclavian artery (LSA) revascularization combined with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) covering the LSA. METHODS: Between 2000 and 2017, a total of 101 consecutive patients underwent surgical revascularization of the LSA prior to, concomitant or following TEVAR. Revascularization was performed through a small supraclavicular incision and consisted of a transposition or bypass graft, using intraoperative transcranial Doppler monitoring...
February 28, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Meena M Archie, Johnathon C Rollo, Hugh A Gelabert
INTRODUCTION: Surgical management of spontaneous subclavian thrombosis due to venous thoracic outlet syndrome (vTOS) results in durable relief of symptoms. The need to re-operate is rare. We report our experience with re-operation for vTOS. METHODS: Patients evaluated for vTOS between 1996 and 2016 were identified in a prospective database. Data recorded included demographics, initial presentation, initial surgery, recurrent presentation, re-operation, and final outcomes...
February 22, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Carmen Martinez-Aparicio, Satu K Jääskeläinen, José M Muyor, Björn Falck
INTRODUCTION: We describe a new nerve conduction study technique with reference values for the three branches of the supraclavicular nerve (SCN) in young healthy subjects and application of it in two patients. METHODS: The recording electrode was placed on the posterior border of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, 6-7 cm from the sternoclavicular joint. SCN branches were stimulated below the clavicle, 2.5, 7 and 10.5 cm lateral to the sternoclavicular joint. RESULTS: Twenty healthy volunteers (10 men), 19-38 years, mean 25...
February 21, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
Andrzej Krol, Arber Vala, Leonidas Phylactides, Matthew Szarko, Miguel A Reina, Jose de Andrés
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to investigate the difference between intraneural and perineural injection pressures in human cadavers. Targeted nerves included the cervical roots, the supraclavicular and infraclavicular brachial plexus, the sciatic-subgluteal nerve and the common peroneal and tibial nerves. METHODS: Ten readings were obtained for each nerve location. 1mL of 0.9% NaCl was injected over ten seconds - deliberately slower than in clinical practice to eliminate the risk of aberrant readings relating to the speed of injection...
January 16, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Santhanam Suresh, Claude Ecoffey, Adrian Bosenberg, Per-Anne Lonnqvist, Gildasio S de Oliveira, Oscar de Leon Casasola, José de Andrés, Giorgio Ivani
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dosage of local anesthetics (LAs) used for regional anesthesia in children is not well determined. In order to evaluate and come to a consensus regarding some of these controversial topics, The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy (ESRA) and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA) developed a Joint Committee Practice Advisory on Local Anesthetics and Adjuvants Dosage in Pediatric Regional Anesthesia. METHODS: Representatives from both ASRA and ESRA composed the joint committee practice advisory...
January 9, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Bikash Bisui, Swastika Samanta, Sumanta Ghoshmaulik, Amit Banerjee, Tirtha R Ghosh, Suman Sarkar
Context: Brachial plexus block is effective with good postoperative analgesia in upper limb surgery has gained importance as it safe, low cost, and maintains stable hemodynamics intraoperatively. To decrease the onset time and prolong the duration of nerve block bicarbonate, opioids (morphine, fentanyl, etc.), sympathomimetic agents (epinephrine, phenylephrine, etc.), α-2 agonists (clonidine and dexmedetomidine), calcium channel blocker (verapamil), magnesium sulfate, etc., were studied with local anesthetics and their isomers...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
Derek Dillane, Timur Ozelsel, James Green, Cherese Lapere, Susan Halliday, Rakesh Sondekoppam
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Jasdeep Giddie, Rachel Fisher, Andrew White
We describe a rare case of an anatomical variant of the supraclavicular nerve in the intra-operative setting of clavicle fixation for a fracture. Intra-operatively it was noted that one of the supraclavicular nerves was passing through a foramen in the clavicle shaft. A 60-year-old gentleman presented with a displaced multifragmentary fracture of the left clavicle after a fall. Plate fixation with a pre-contoured locking plate was performed under general anaesthesia. The clavicle was exposed through an infraclavicular transverse incision...
November 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Z W Zhou, F Y Liang, P Han, P L Lin, X M Huang
Objective: To evaluate the significance for the preservation of the supraclavicular nerve in endoscopic thyroidectomy via gasless anterior chest approach. Methods: We retrospectively evaluated 168 patients who underwent unilateral endoscopic thyroidectomy via gasless anterior chest approach, with preservation of the medial branch of the supraclavicular nerve in 110 patients and not in other 58 patients. Semmes-Weinstein monofilament (SWM) test and a visual analogue scale (VAS) were used to assess the recovery of sensation in anterior chest within 1-12 months postoperatively...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
J Bahm, A Gkotsi, S Bouslama, W El-Kazzi, F Schuind
Background  In rare, selected cases of severe (extended) upper obstetric brachial plexus palsy (OBPP), after supraclavicular exposure and distal mobilization of the traumatized trunks and careful neuroma excision, we decided to perform direct nerve coaptation with tolerable tension and immobilized the affected arm positioned in adduction and 90-degree elbow flexion for three weeks. Objectives  We present our surgical technique and preliminary results in a prospective open patient series, including 22 patients (14 right and 8 left side affected) between 2009 and 2016, operated at a mean age of 8...
January 2017: Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury
M Faruch Bilfeld, F Lapègue, N Sans, H Chiavassa Gandois, P Laumonerie, A Larbi
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to evaluate the assessability of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) by ultrasonography in cadavers and healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With ultrasonography guidance, needles were placed at origin of the SSN of four cadavers and evaluated by dissection. Two blinded radiologists performed 60 ultrasonography scans in 30 healthy volunteers to study the entire SSN at five anatomical landmarks. RESULTS: Dissection revealed that the needles were correctly located at the nerve's origin...
December 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
Xiaotian Jia, Chao Chen, Lin Chen, Cong Yu, Tadashi Kondo
RATIONALE: Malignant granular cell tumor is a kind of rare and highly aggressive malignant tumor that commonly occurs in lower extremity, trunk, and peritoneal cavity. Huge malignant granular cell tumor (MGCT) with suprascapular nerve and brachial plexus invasion was extremely rare. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a special case of a 48-year-old orthopedist who suffered from MGCT. The orthopedist had regarded that he suffered from scapulohumeral periarthritis. DIAGNOSES: The disease was noticed until a painless mass on his right neck was discovered 9 months later...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Alexander Graf, Kai Yang, David King, William Dzwierzynski, James Sanger, Patrick Hettinger
BACKGROUND: Lipomas are common benign tumors. When they develop in proximity to peripheral nerves, they can cause neurologic symptoms secondary to mass effect. Previous reports have shown symptom resolution after removal of lipomas compressing various upper extremity peripheral nerves. However, brachial plexus lipomas are relatively rare. Our multidisciplinary experience with brachial plexus lipoma resection is reviewed in the largest case series to date. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of all patients undergoing resection of brachial plexus lipomatous tumors between 2006 and 2016 was performed...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Shelley S Noland, Emily M Krauss, John M Felder, Susan E Mackinnon
BACKGROUND: Isolated long thoracic nerve palsy results in scapular winging and destabilization. In this study, we review the surgical management of isolated long thoracic nerve palsy and suggest a surgical technique and treatment algorithm to simplify management. METHODS: In total, 19 patients who required surgery for an isolated long thoracic nerve palsy were reviewed retrospectively. Preoperative demographics, electromyography (EMG), and physical examinations were reviewed...
October 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
Jung Ju Choi, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Wol Seon Jung, Seung Hyun Chung, Mi Geum Lee
BACKGROUND: The cluster approach for supraclavicular brachial plexus block (SC-BPB) can be easily performed but may result in asymmetric local anesthetic (LA) spread. The authors hypothesized that the use of a cluster approach in each of the 2 planes would achieve better 3-dimensional LA distribution than the traditional single cluster approach. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to compare a double injection (DI) in 2 planes (one injection in each plane) with the traditional single injection (SI) cluster approach for ultrasound-guided SC-BPB...
September 2017: Pain Physician
Neel Desai
Both arthroscopic and open surgery of the shoulder are associated with significant postoperative pain. Use of opioids can result in adverse systemic effects, so a multi-modal analgesic approach and complementary analgesic techniques should be considered to minimize the postoperative opioid requirement. Single shot interscalene block provides effective pain control of early and limited duration which can be extended with a catheter. Continuous interscalene block should be considered for more invasive shoulder procedures...
September 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
A Abdelnasser, B Abdelhamid, A Elsonbaty, A Hasanin, A Rady
Background: Supraclavicular nerve block is a popular approach for anaesthesia for upper limb surgeries. Conventional methods for evaluation of block success are time consuming and need patient cooperation. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the perfusion index (PI) can be used to predict and provide a cut-off value for ultrasound-guided supraclavicular nerve block success. Methods: The study included 77 patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures under ultrasound-guided supraclavicular nerve block...
August 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
E Jennes, P W H E Vriens, J M M Heyligers
A 73-year-old woman was scheduled for brachial shunt surgery. She received regional anaesthesia of the right brachial plexus via a supraclavicular approach. During surgery we noticed acute dyspnoea with a saturation reduction. A postoperative chest X-ray showed a high position of the right diaphragm, which was caused by a phrenic nerve blockade due to the anaesthesia. This completely disappeared within 24 hours.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
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