Nerve injury complicating ultrasound/electrostimulation-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block

Wojciech Reiss, Sushmitha Kurapati, Ali Shariat, Admir Hadzic

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Abstract

Background and Objectives: Neurologic complications after peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) are relatively uncommon. It has been postulated that real-time, needle-nerve visualization during ultrasound-guided PNBs might further reduce the risk of neurologic or vascular complications. CASE REPORT: In this report, we describe the occurrence of a severe brachial plexus injury after combined ultrasound and nerve stimulator-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block. Conclusions: Ultrasound guidance should not preclude development of additional monitoring and protocols to decrease the risk of complications with PNBs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)400-401
Number of pages2
JournalRegional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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