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2020 Apr 15

Muscle Nerve

Paravertebral Block for Radiologically Inserted Gastrostomy Tube Placement in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.


Porter SB, McClain RL, Robards CB, Paz-Fumagalli R, Clendenen SR, Logvinov II, Hex KO, Palmucci C, Oskarsson B
Muscle Nerve. 2020 Apr 15.
PMID: 32297335.


Radiologically inserted gastrostomy (RIG) placement in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) carries risks related to periprocedural sedation and analgesia. To minimize these risks, we have used a paravertebral block (PVB) technique for RIG placement.