Ultrasound-guided posterior approach to brachial plexus for the treatment of upper phantom limb syndrome

A. Tognù, B. Borghi, S. Gullotta, P. F. White

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Abstract

The purpose of the case is to report the clinical value of the ultrasound-guided posterior approach to the brachial plexus in the treatment of phantom limb syndrome after an upper extremity amputation. The author experienced ultrasound guidance as sole technique to localize the brachial plexus for the purpose of placing a catheter for continuous infusion of a local anesthetic in a patient where standard landmark-based nerve stimulation for placement of a continuous perineural block was not possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-108
Number of pages4
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume78
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

Keywords

  • Amputation
  • Brachial plexus
  • Phantom limb syndrome
  • Upper extremity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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