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Yong-joon Shin 1 Article
Use of stellate ganglion block for treatment of recurrent syncope followed by chest pain
Young-ung Kim, Yong-joon Shin, Young Woo Cho
Yeungnam Univ J Med. 2018;35(1):104-108.   Published online June 30, 2018
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.2018.35.1.104
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Syncope is defined as a transient loss of consciousness and postural tone, characterized by rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery. Stellate ganglion block (SGB) is a nerve block method that is used for treatment of neuropathic pain in the head, neck and upper extremities, especially trigeminal neuralgia, postherpetic neuralgia and complex regional pain syndrome. SGB can modulate and stabilize the sympathetic nervous system, which prevents it from overexcitation and improves symptoms of syncope. The authors report a patient who was treated for pain and edema of both upper extremities with SGB, then showed improvement in recurrent syncope followed by chest pain and overall quality of life.

JYMS : Journal of Yeungnam Medical Science