Transdiscal lumbar sympathetic block: a new technique for a chemical sympathectomy.

@article{Ohno1997TransdiscalLS,
  title={Transdiscal lumbar sympathetic block: a new technique for a chemical sympathectomy.},
  author={Kohsuke Ohno and Shuzo P Oshita},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1997},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={1312-6}
}
UNLABELLED Genitofemoral neuritis, which occurs when the neurolytic solution spreads into the psoas muscle, is the most common complication after neurolytic lumbar sympathetic block. We developed a transdiscal approach for neurolytic lumbar sympathetic block to reduce the danger of genitofemoral neuritis by making a sympathectomy without penetration of the psoas muscle, through which the genitofemoral nerve passes. We attempted transdiscal lumbar sympathetic block in 14 patients for whom the… CONTINUE READING