Guttmann’s sign – Anaesthesia MCQ

Guttmann’s sign is?
A. Flushing of the conjunctiva
B. Engorged veins of the arm
C. Stuffiness of the nostril
D. Warmth of the face

Correct answer: C. Stuffiness of the nostril

  • Guttmann’s sign is stuffiness of the nostril which is a sign of successful stellate ganglion block.
  • The other signs of successful stellate ganglion block include Horner’s syndrome, engorged veins of the arm, flushing of the conjunctiva and sclera, increase in skin temperature and anhydrosis of the face and neck.

Ref: Lee’s Synopsis of Anaesthesia. 13th edition. p444.

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