In which surgeries the superficial cervical plexus block is not recommended?

 

 A) Shoulder surgery

B) Laryngectomy

C) Thyroidectomy

D) Carotid endarterectomy 

 

 

 

Solution:

 

This block main indications are: superficial neck surgery and endarterectomy. It can also be performed for shoulder surgery in addition to the interscalene brachial plexus block. It has no benefits in deep neck surgery.  

 

 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS...  SOLUTION 11

Source: USRA
 
GAN - great auricular nerve
LON - lesser occipital nerve
TCN - transverse cervical nerve
SCMM - sternocleidomastoid muscle
SCN - supraclavicular nerves