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A Heat Map of Superior Cervical Ganglion Location Relative to the Common Carotid Artery Bifurcation.
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PMID:  22104074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background:Determining the superior cervical ganglion's precise anatomical location for local anesthetic block, when stellate block is not feasible or is contraindicated, is difficult.Methods:We dissected the superior cervical ganglion in 60 embalmed cadaveric specimens. Multiple regressions determined whether subject characteristics predicted the distance between the superior cervical ganglion and common carotid artery bifurcation and the superior cervical ganglion dimensional width and area. Based on these regressions, we mapped the ganglion and common carotid artery bifurcation using a pseudocolor statistical heat map.Results:The statistical model significantly predicted the superior cervical ganglion-common carotid artery bifurcation distance (P = 0.01), and the superior cervical ganglion dimensional width (P = 0.02).Conclusion:This study determined that the common carotid artery bifurcation is a good landmark for localizing the superior cervical ganglion for anesthetic block.
Jonathan J Wisco; M Elena Stark; Ilan Safir; Siamak Rahman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anesthesia and analgesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1526-7598     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1310650     Medline TA:  Anesth Analg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the *Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Division of Integrative Anatomy.
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