Ali Usman, Fahad Rafiq Butt, Romana Shaida Durrani, Ateeq-ur Rehman Ghafoor.
Pain relief in a patient with massive sino-nasal tumor.
Anesth Pain Intens Care Jan ;24(4):457-9.
Maxillofacial neoplasms, though relatively rare, are potentially devastating tumors,that may require medical or surgical intervention. Among all the head and neck tumors, sino-nasal tumors make up3%. Such tumors can be very vascular as well as extremely painful. Conventional analgesic treatment in a cascading manner usually proves to beinadequate and unsatisfactory. Interventional pain management offers promising long term pain relief. Sphenopalatine ganglion block can be offered to such patientsfor pain relief. Here we present a case report of a patient with painful large sino-nasal tumor for which spheno-palatine ganglion (SPG) block was performedwith successful pain relief.
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