Clinical Anatomy of Blockade of the Pterygopalatine Ganglion: Literature Review and Pictorial Tour Using Cadaveric Images.
anatomy; cadaver; cluster headache; pterygopalatine ganglion block; sphenopalatine ganglion block
Pterygopalatine ganglion block (sphenopalatine ganglion block) is a well-known procedure for treating cluster headache and for relieving cancer pain. In this review, the history and anatomy of the pterygopalatine ganglion are discussed, and images, including computed tomography and endoscopy, are presented to improve understanding of the clinical anatomy of the ganglion regarding the block procedure.
Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)
Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Iwanaga, Joe; Wilson, Charlotte; Simonds, Emily; Vetter, Marc; Schmidt, Cameron; Yilmaz, Emre; Choi, Paul J; Oskouian, Rod J; and Tubbs, R Shane, "Clinical Anatomy of Blockade of the Pterygopalatine Ganglion: Literature Review and Pictorial Tour Using Cadaveric Images." (2018). Journal Articles and Abstracts. 605.