Title

Clinical Anatomy of Blockade of the Pterygopalatine Ganglion: Literature Review and Pictorial Tour Using Cadaveric Images.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-30-2018

Keywords

anatomy; cadaver; cluster headache; pterygopalatine ganglion block; sphenopalatine ganglion block

Abstract

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.

Clinical Institute

Neurosciences (Brain & Spine)

Department

Neurosciences

Department

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

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