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Block

A segment of a town or city surrounded by streets and avenues on at least three sides and usually occupied by buildings, though it may be composed solely of vacant lots. The section of a city enclosed by streets that is described by a map which indicates how a portion of land will be subdivided.

block

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Superficial selective cervical plexus block following total thyroidectomy: a randomized trial.
T where bilateral cervical plexus block were performed (5).
Under aseptic precautions bilateral cervical plexus block both superficial and deep block was achieved.
After 10 minutes of combined interscalene and cervical plexus block effect was adequate.
Combined interscalene and cervical plexus block reduced the ICU stay of the patient and no nebulisation required in the ICU stay (14, 15)
In the operating theatre, a left superficial cervical plexus block (5 ml 0.
For these reasons, a superficial cervical plexus block is an option worth considering in selected cases.
Deep cervical plexus block is a well established regional anaesthetic for operations in the anterior triangle of the neck including awake carotid endarterectomy surgery, lymph node biopsy and plastics.