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Korean J Pain. 2017 Jan;30(1):66-70. English. Brief Communication. https://doi.org/10.3344/kjp.2017.30.1.66
Moon JY , Choi JK , Shin JY , Chon SW , Dev S .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. jymoon0901@gmail.com
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Apollo Speciality Hospitals, OMR, Chennai, India.
Abstract

The lumbar sympathetic ganglion block (LSGB) is widely used for diagnosing and treating sympathetically maintained pain disorders. The LSGB has been conventionally carried out under fluoroscopy or computed tomography guidance. However, as ultrasound technology improved, ultrasound-guided interventions have been expanding their territory to deeper structures. Ultrasound guidance provides many benefits including protecting vascular injection, shortening procedure time in some cases, and reducing the emission of radiation. In this report, we describe a successful case of a US-guided LSGB without major complications. We expect that US-guided LSGBs can be implemented and furnished in the daily outpatient clinical setting by highly trained pain physicians.

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