Role of sphenopalatine ganglion block for postoperative analgesia after functional endoscopic sinus surgery

@article{Kesimci2011RoleOS,
  title={Role of sphenopalatine ganglion block for postoperative analgesia after functional endoscopic sinus surgery},
  author={Elvin Kesimci and Levent {\"O}zt{\"u}rk and Sami Berçin and Muzaffer Kırış and Ayse Eldem and Orhan Kanbak},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2011},
  volume={269},
  pages={165-169}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of sphenopalatine ganglion block performed under general anesthesia in patients undergoing functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS) with operative blood loss and postoperative complications (headache, visual disturbances, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, swallow difficulty). Forty-five consenting patients were randomized to receive bilateral sphenopalatine ganglion block with saline (Group S, n = 15), bupivacaine 0.5% (Group B, n = 15… CONTINUE READING