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CASE REPORT

Proximal Out-plane Retroclavicular Brachial Plexus Nerve Block as an Alternative to Costoclavicular Approach: A Case Report

Chandni Sinha, Kunal Singh

Keywords : Infraclavicular brachial plexus block, Retroclavicular, Ultrasonography

Citation Information : Sinha C, Singh K. Proximal Out-plane Retroclavicular Brachial Plexus Nerve Block as an Alternative to Costoclavicular Approach: A Case Report. Res Inno in Anesth 2022; 7 (1):27-28.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-2007

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-03-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Abstract

Several techniques of infraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block (ICB) have been described in literature: stressing on various surface landmarks, site of needle insertion, and needle direction. Classical infraclavicular approach was the first one to be described followed by the retroclavicular and costoclavicular approach. Here we describe a novel technique of ICB is proximal out-plane retroclavicular approach. Proximal out-plane retroclavicular is simple and handy, in our experience. It also offer advantages over distal in-plane retroclavicular approach as it targets proximally clustered cords rather than individual cord.


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