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Contralateral Spread of Local Anesthetic with Stellate Ganglion Block
  1. Mark S. Wallace, M.D.* and
  2. Arthur V. Milholland, M.D., PH.D.**
  1. Presented in part at the 17th Annual Gulf-Atlantic Resident's Conference, Lexington, Kentucky, April 13-14, 1991.
  2. From the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
  3. *Instructor.
  4. **Assistant Professor.
  1. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Mark S. Wallace, M.D., University of California at San Diego, 1319 Park Row, La Jolla, CA 92037.

Background and Objectives.

Stellate ganglion block is a technically simple procedure but is liable to many complications because of the adjacent structures. We report a contralateral and bilateral Horner's syndrome with stellate ganglion block in the same patient on different occasions. We also report a bilateral recurrent laryngeal nerve block with this procedure.

  • Anesthesia
  • regional
  • stellate ganglion block
  • Horner's syndrome
  • recurrent laryngeal nerve block.

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