Superficial and deep cervical plexus block for carotid artery surgery: a prospective study of 1000 blocks.

@article{Davies1997SuperficialAD,
  title={Superficial and deep cervical plexus block for carotid artery surgery: a prospective study of 1000 blocks.},
  author={Michael J Davies and Brendan S. Silbert and David J. Scott and Richard J. Cook and Patrick Mooney and Carolyn M Blyth},
  journal={Regional anesthesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={22 5},
  pages={442-6}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Cervical plexus blocks are performed for carotid surgery to allow neurological assessment of the awake patient. The aim of this study was to establish the frequency of success, complications, and patient acceptance of the technique. METHODS One thousand superficial and deep cervical blocks were performed in 924 patients having carotid artery surgery. Data about the blocks were recorded prospectively and patients were followed up postoperatively by an independent… CONTINUE READING