Ultrasound-Guided Stellate Ganglion Block

This is a video that I made for the residents. I took a lateral to medial approach, which is fine as long as you avoid the brachial plexus and blood vessels.

Lately, I prefer to use a 25G and go trans thyroid.

Trans Thyroid Advantages- I find that it is a shorter distance and quite easy

Trans Thyroid Disadvantages- the thyroid tends to move superior and inferior with respiration. The lateral approach allows a more stable field yet
Thyroid Vasculature (superior thyroid artery)

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Dr. Rosenblum’s tutorial on the lateral to medial approach for blocking the stellate ganglion for CRPS and neuropathic pain. Anecdotal success in using the stellate ganglion for PTSD

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