Saddle Phenol Block (Landmark Technique)

  • Masako IsekiEmail author


Saddle blocks are indicated for cancer pain in the anal and perineal areas. While the block may be administered according to the landmark technique, it is desirable to perform this procedure under X-ray guidance in order to improve the interspinal position of the needle tip and distribution of the drug.


Saddle block Phenol block Neurolytic block 


  1. 1.
    Fitzgibbon DR, Loeser JD. Cancer pain assessment, diagnosis, and management. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010. p. 256–7.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain ManagementJuntendo University School of MedicineTokyoJapan

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