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J Pain Res


Effects of Unilateral Intermediate Cervical Plexus Block on the Diaphragmatic Function in Patients Undergoing Unilateral Thyroidectomy: A Randomized Controlled Study.


Although unilateral intermediate cervical plexus block (ICPB) can be used for perioperative analgesia in neck surgery, its effect on diaphragm function remains controversial. This prospective study aimed to examine whether unilateral ICPB with different concentrations of ropivacaine resulted in the diaphragmatic dysfunction in unilateral thyroidectomy.