Anterior scalene plane block at the superior trunk level relieves referred shoulder pain after liver radiofrequency ablation: a technical report

Yin Tzu Liu, Sheng Wei Cheng, Jin De Hou, Wei Chen Chung, Hsun Chung Tsuo, Jui An Lin

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Abstract

We report the first case of using an anterior scalene plane block at the superior trunk level achieving phrenic nerve blockade to treat intolerable referred shoulder pain after liver Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of a diaphragm-abutting liver tumor despite prevention with a full-dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The anterior scalene plane block rapidly alleviated pain without significant complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-468
Number of pages3
JournalBrazilian Journal of Anesthesiology (English Edition)
Volume71
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2021

Keywords

  • Liver neoplasms
  • Nerve block
  • Pain, referred: shoulder
  • Phrenic nerve
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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