Complications of stellate ganglion block – Anaesthesia MCQ

Complications of stellate ganglion block are all except?
A. Mediastinitis
B. Cardiac arrest
C. Pneumothorax
D. Mueller’s syndrome

Correct answer : D. Mueller’s syndrome

  • Mueller’s syndrome is a sign of successful stellate ganglion block in which there is warmth of the face and injection of the tympanic membrane.
  • Other signs of successful stellate ganglion block include:
    • Horner’s syndrome
    • lacrimation
    • flushing of conjunctiva and sclera
    • increase in skin temperature
    • engorged veins of the arm
    • flushing of cheek, face, neck and arm
    • anhidrosis of the face and neck
    • stuffiness of the nostril
  • Complications of stellate ganglion block include:
    • perforation of oesophagus
    • pneumothorax
    • cardiac arrest
    • mediastinitis
    • intercostal neuralgia.

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