Sinus surgery outcomes improved with SPG Nerve Block
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of SPG nerve blocks administered just before endoscopic sinus surgery. A number of variables on the outcomes for patients were then measured.
- Blood flow and circulation
- Volume of blood loss / bleeding during the operation
- Volume on anaesthetics required
- Pain levels after the opperation
This was a double blind placebo controlled study performed in 60 patients. 30 Patients received the SPG block just before the operation and 30 patients did not. All underwent the same sinus surgery.
The group that received the SPG block had improved blood circulation, lost less blood during the operation, required less anaesthetic and had significantly less pain after the operation.
The Sphenopalatine ganglion nerve block is a good idea before endoscopic sinus surgery.
View the orinigal sphenopalatine ganglion block migraine study at this link: Bilateral Sphenopalatine Ganglion block in Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery under General Anaesthesia