Bilateral brachial plexus block.
UNLABELLED: Bilateral regional anesthesia techniques in general and bilateral brachial plexus blocks in particular are rarely performed because they have few clinical indications. We present the case of a patient who presented to the operating room for bilateral upper extremity procedures where we thought regional anesthesia was appropriate. The anesthesia management is discussed as well as potential problems and complications.
IMPLICATIONS: Reports on bilateral regional blocks are extremely rare in the literature. Whereas they have the potential for more complications than a single technique, they can be very useful in specific clinical situations.
Published In/Presented At
Franco, C. D., Salahuddin, Z., & Rafizad, A. (2004). Bilateral brachial plexus block. Anesthesia and analgesia, 98(2), 518–520. https://doi.org/10.1213/01.ANE.0000097441.67236.33
Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Anesthesiology