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Human Studies

2022 Jan 19

Pain Med

Ultrasound-Guided Suprazygomatic Nerve Blocks to the Pterygopalatine Fossa: A Safe Procedure.


Smith CR, Dickinson KJ, Carrazana G, Beyer A, Spana JC, Teixeira FJP, Zamajtuk K, Maciel CB, Busl KM
Pain Med. 2022 Jan 19.
PMID: 35043949.


Large-scale procedural safety data on pterygopalatine fossa nerve blocks (PPFB) using a suprazygomatic, ultrasound-guided approach are lacking, leading to hesitancy surrounding this technique. The aim of this study was to characterize the safety of PPFB.