Endoscopic sphenopalatine ganglion block for pain relief

  • P. S. N. Murty
  • Atma Prasanna
Medical Education


The anaesthetic effect of the sphenopalatine (SPG) block has been well utilized for intranasal topical anaesthesia but the analgesic efficacy of (SPG) block, though well documented in literature, has not been put into practice. The methods available for SPG block till date were blind as they do not visualize the foramen. Nasal endoscopies have been used to visualize the foramen for an effective block. The authors present their experience with the endoscopic sphenopalatine ganglion block for pain relief in head and neck malignancies and neuralgias.


Pain Relief Cluster Headache Middle Turbinate Post Herpetic Neuralgia Ganglion Block 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. S. N. Murty
    • 1
  • Atma Prasanna
    • 2
  1. 1.Ibri Regional Referral Hospital, Ministry of HealthSultanateOman
  2. 2.Royal Hospital Ministry of Health, Sultanate of OmanSultanateOman

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