Sympathetic interruption is probably the most effective therapy for frostbite injuries. While surgical sympathectomy has been widely used, local anesthetic blockade has been neglected as a useful alternative. The purpose of this report is to emphasize the value of sympathetic blockade for the treatment of frostbite.
- Cold injury
- stellate ganglion
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