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Anterior Approach for Ultrasound-guided Pudendal Block | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2167-0846

Journal of Pain & Relief
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Anterior Approach for Ultrasound-guided Pudendal Block

Teresa Parras*, Rafael Blanco and Beenu Madhavan
St George's Hospital, London, UK
*Corresponding Author : Teresa Parras
St George's Hospital, London, UK
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 10, 2015; Accepted: February 04, 2016; Published: February 10, 2016
Citation: Parras T, Blanco R, Madhavan B (2016) Anterior Approach for Ultrasound-Guided Pudendal Block. J Pain Relief 5:230. doi:10.4172/2167-0846.1000230
Copyright: © 2016 Parras T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

We present a descriptive study, to perform a noninvasive ultrasound-guided scanning technique that allows repeatable visualization of the pudendal nerve, in its anterior approach. We scanned 56 perineal areas of 28 volunteers bilaterally, analyzing the localization of the pudendal nerve and anatomy of structures around it. Our results shows that the easier way to find the nerve is placing the probe transversal to the line between scrotum or mons pubis and the anal margin, medial to ischial tuberosity; identifying the nerve running along the transverse perineal muscle and medial to pudendal artery. The ultrasound-guided anterior approach of pudendal nerve block is an easy and reliable performing technique, avoiding neuroestimulation or other invasive techniques.

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