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Glossopharyngeal Nerve Block Using Ultrasound Guidance: A Case Report of a New Technique
  1. M. D. Bedder, M.D., F.R.C.P.* and
  2. D. Lindsay, M.D., F.R.C.P.**
  1. *Department of Anesthesiology, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
  2. **Department of Radiology, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.


A new technique for blocking the glossopharyngeal nerve is described using ultrasound guidance. It is felt this technique will decrease the incidence of complications and increase the efficacy of this block for pain relief in cancer patients. The pertinent anatomic and technical considerations are discussed.

  • Glossopharyngeal nerve
  • ultrasound

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