Axillary Brachial Plexus Blockage in Treatment of Upper Extremity Ischemic Disorder in Critically Ill Patient: A Report of Two Cases


CEYLAN İ. , KELEBEK GİRGİN N. , Kopan M. A. , GURBET A.

JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF INTENSIVE CARE-TURK YOGUN BAKM DERNEGI DERGISI, vol.13, no.2, pp.91-94, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/tybdd.41636
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF INTENSIVE CARE-TURK YOGUN BAKM DERNEGI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-94

Abstract

Arterial catheterization, vasoactive agents, autonomic dysfunction and septic embolus may cause ischemia at distal ends of upper extremity in critically ill patients. Axillary brachial plexus blockage is highly reliable intervention when appropriate technique is used. Sympathetic blockage occurs after administration of local anesthetic drug and can resolve the circulatory disorder of extremity. We aimed to present two cases with ischemia of upper distal extremity that resolves after axillary brachial plexus blockage.