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Mehran Rezvani, Poupak Rahimzadeh, Mahmoudreza Alebouyeh F I. Sonoanatomy survey of the distance between the suface of the skinand sixth cervical transverse process. JAP. 2012; 2 (8) :136-0
URL: http://jap.iums.ac.ir/article-1-31-en.html

Abstract:   (2155 Views)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aim and Background:

 

One of interventional procedure in pain specialty is Stellate Ganglion

Block. In this study we tried to show more on the sonoanatomy of the area, including the

diameter of longus coli muscle and the distance between sixth cervical transverse process and

the surface of skin. Obviously, understanding different anatomical locations can help to more

successful block and avoid possible complications.

Methods and Materials:

 

This descriptive study was performed on 145 patients who were

candidated for elective orthopedic surgery. After patients consented, neck sonography was

performed. Demographic data were recorded. Neck circumference, diameter of longus coli

muscle and the distance between sixth cervical transverse process and the surface of skin were

measured.

Findings:

 

The average distance from the skin to the transverse process was 2.84 cm and a

maximum of 3.7 cm was recorded. Anteroposterior diameter of Longus coli muscle was 0.76 cm,

on average. The distance from skin to the transverse process was significantly correlated with

body mass index and neck circumference in both sexes.

Conclusions:

 

Since the average distance from the skin to the transverse process was 2.84 cm

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