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Ultrasonic doppler flowmeter-guided occipital nerve block

 Se Hee Na  ;  Tae Wan Kim  ;  Se-Young Oh  ;  Tae Dong Kweon  ;  Kyung Bong Yoon  ;  Duck Mi Yoon 
 Korean Journal of Anesthesiology, Vol.59(6) : 394-397, 2010 
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 Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 
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Doppler ultrasonography ; Migraine disorders ; Neuralgia ; Occipital nerve ; Post-traumatic headache
BACKGROUND: Greater occipital nerve block is used in the treatment of headaches and neuralgia in the occipital area. We evaluated the efficacy of ultrasonic doppler flowmeter-guided occipital nerve block in patients experiencing headache in the occipital region in a randomized, prospective, placebo-controlled study. METHODS: Twenty-six patients, aged 18 to 70, with headache in the occipital region, were included in the study. Patients received a greater occipital nerve block performed either under ultrasonic doppler flowmeter guidance using 1% lidocaine or the traditional method. Sensory examination findings in the occipital region were evaluated. RESULTS: The complete block rate of greater occipital nerve blockade in the doppler group was significantly higher than in the control group respectively (76.9% vs. 30.8%, P < 0.05). Only one patient in the control group had a complication (minimal bleeding). CONCLUSIONS: Ultrasonic doppler flowmeter-guided occipital nerve block may be a useful method for patients suffering headache in the occipital region.
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Kweon, Tae Dong(권태동) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5451-1856
Na, Se Hee(라세희) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4208-0769
Yoon, Kyoung Bong(윤경봉) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4167-1375
Yoon, Duck Mi(윤덕미)
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