ANESTHESIA

Serratus anterior block

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Key Points • Serratus anterior block is indicated for anterolateral chest wall incisions, targeting the lateral and postcutaneous branches of upper and middle thoracic dermatomes. • The block has been…

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Translaryngeal block

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Key Points • It is a useful block in providing topical anesthesia to the laryngotracheal mucosa innervated by branches of vagus nerve. • Injection through the cricothyroid membrane results in…

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Superior laryngeal block

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Key Points • The superior laryngeal nerve is blocked at the lower border of the hyoid bone. • A small 25-gauge, short needle is used to reduce the risk of…

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Glossopharyngeal block

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Key Points • The distal branches of the glossopharyngeal nerve are located submucosally immediately posterior to the palatine tonsil, deep to the posterior tonsillar pillar. • Glossopharyngeal blocks can be…

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Stellate ganglion block

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Key Points • Used for treatment or diagnosis of complex regional pain syndromes as well as upper limb vascular syndromes. • Ultrasound appears to allow a more effective and precise…

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Airway block anatomy

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Key Point • Block of the glossopharyngeal nerve is required for manipulations of the posterior third of the tongue and pharyngeal wall. Structures more distal in the airway to the…

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Retrobulbar (peribulbar) block

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KEY POINTS • The most common complication of the retrobulbar block is hematoma formation, which can be minimized by using a needle shorter than 31 mm or performing a peribulbar…

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Ankle block

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Perspective This block is often used for surgical procedures carried out on the foot, especially for those not requiring high lower-leg tourniquet pressure. Patient Selection. The ankle block is principally…

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Popliteal and saphenous block

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Perspective The nerves blocked in the popliteal fossa—the tibial and peroneal nerves—are extensions of the sciatic nerve. The principal use of this block is for foot and ankle surgery. The…

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Adductor canal block

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Key Points • A high-frequency transducer is preferred for this block. • This approach is the most effective and easiest one for saphenous nerve block. • It can be used…

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