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COMPLICATIONS DURING A SUPRACLAVICULAR ANESTHESIA OF THE BRACHIAL PLEXUS WITH INTERSCALENE APPROACH

Minko Minkov; Maria Vankova; Radoslav Minkov; Stefaniya Terzieva; Toni Dimitrov; Iskren Velikov;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2012 Journal: Journal of IMAB, volume 18, issue 3, pages 339-341
  • Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing
Abstract
A hemidiaphragmatic paresis is one of the most frequently observed complications following the supraclavicular anesthesia of the brachial plexus with interscalene approach. In patients, crucially dependant on adequate diaphragmatic function, hemidiaphragmatic paresis may provoke acute respiratory disturbances. The aim of this study was to analyze the anatomical features the brachial plexus with regard of the anesthesia of specific areas of the shoulder and the upper limb.A dissection of the cervical and the brachial plexuses was done in human cadavers. We established that in some cases the phrenic nerve and the accessory phrenic nerve arise from the superior tru...
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Medical Subject Headings: circulatory and respiratory physiology
free text keywords: phrenic nerveм accessory phrenic nerveм brachial plexusм cervical plexusм, lcsh:Dentistry, lcsh:RK1-715, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920
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