Complications of Peripheral Nerve Blockade

James R. Hebl

in Mayo Clinic Atlas of Regional Anesthesia and Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blockade

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2010 | ISBN: 9780199743032
Published online June 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199929597 | DOI:

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Complications of Peripheral Nerve Blockade

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Most complication associated with peripheral nerve blockade fall into one of three categories: neurologic, hemorrhagic, or infectious. Most neurologic complications are attributable to mechanical trauma or local anesthetic toxicity. Patient, procedure, and anesthetic risk factors are reviewed. Hemorrhagic complications include bruising and hematoma formation. Single-injection and continuous catheter techniques are discussed. The possible role of catheters in infectious complications of nerve blockade is examined.

Chapter.  5190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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