The interpretation of pain relief and sensory changes following sympathetic blockade.

@article{Dellemijn1994TheIO,
  title={The interpretation of pain relief and sensory changes following sympathetic blockade.},
  author={Paul L.I. Dellemijn and Howard L Fields and Robert Ripley Allen and Warren R. McKay and Michael C. Rowbotham},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1994},
  volume={117 ( Pt 6)},
  pages={
          1475-87
        }
}
A comparative study of the effects of sympathetic blockade by stellate ganglion block (SGB) and intravenous phentolamine infusion (PhI) was carried out in 24 patients with presumed sympathetically maintained pain of an upper extremity. A total of 15 SGBs and 16 PhIs were performed, with seven patients undergoing both procedures. All patients developed a Horner's syndrome with SGB and nasal stuffiness and cardiovascular changes with PhI. Similar pain relief was obtained with SGB and PhI in six… CONTINUE READING
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