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Stellate Ganglion Block

  • Ramsey SaadEmail author
  • Nabil Sibai


Stellate Ganglion Block (SGB) is a commonly performed intervention for sympathetically mediated pain in the head, neck and upper extremities in addition to forms of vascular insufficiency. This chapter includes a basic overview of the anatomy of the stellate ganglion in addition to the indications, procedural technique and complications associated with the procedure.


Stellate ganglion Cervical sympathetic block Vascular insufficiency Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) Ultrasound 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Pain ManagementHenry Ford Health SystemDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiologyWayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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