Chapter

Paravertebral Blockade

Sandra L. Kopp and Hugh M. Smith

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199743032.003.0021

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Paravertebral Blockade

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Thoracic paravertebral blockade is commonly used for unilateral breast, axillary, or chest wall surgery. Cervical and lumbar paravertebral blockade have also been described; however, their usefulness is limited. The following aspects of the procedure are reviewed: clinical applications, relevant anatomy, patient position, technique (including neural localization techniques, needle insertion site, and needle redirection cues), and side effects and complications.

Chapter.  1655 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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