Superior laryngeal nerve block: an anatomical study.

  title={Superior laryngeal nerve block: an anatomical study.},
  author={Michelle Stockwell and Scott Lozanoff and Scott A Lang and Jan Nyssen},
  journal={Clinical anatomy},
  volume={8 2},
Superior laryngeal nerve anaesthesia is frequently used to facilitate endotracheal intubation in the awake patient. We have modified the transcutaneous approach to this nerve block to employ a short bevel needle. This improves tactile perception in performing the procedure thus simplifying identification of the correct depth of injection. This study was designed to determine the anatomical basis of superior laryngeal nerve anaesthesia and to estimate the success rate using our modified… CONTINUE READING