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PHRENIC NERVE PALSY AFTER SUPRACLAVICULAR BRACHIAL PLEXUS BLOCK

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Author(s): Gupta A K | Divekar D S | Dhulkhed V K | Madhur | Shrivastav V

Journal: Pravara Medical Review
ISSN 0975-0533

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 23;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: phrenic nerve | anatomic variation | supraclavicular block

ABSTRACT
A 67 year old male patient was scheduled for implant removal from right upper limb under supraclavicular block. During procedure patient develops right phrenic nerve palsy & complains of dyspnea which was managed conservatively and no intervention done except chest x-ray for confirming the diagnosis. Surgeons completed the implant removal without any invasive intervention or interruption.

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