Delayed severe airway obstruction due to hematoma following stellate ganglion block.

@article{Mishio1998DelayedSA,
  title={Delayed severe airway obstruction due to hematoma following stellate ganglion block.},
  author={Mutsuo Mishio and Taisaku Matsumoto and Yasuhisa Okuda and Toshimitsu Kitajima},
  journal={Regional anesthesia and pain medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={516-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Delayed onset of airway obstruction following stellate ganglion block (SGB) may be life threatening. We treated a patient who developed a severe airway obstruction caused by a large hematoma several hours after an SGB. METHODS A 62-year-old woman suffering from sudden deafness developed dyspnea 2 hours after undergoing her fourth SGB, and evidenced swelling and tenderness in her anterior neck and chest. Her pharyngolaryngeal tissues were edematous, and the glottis… CONTINUE READING