Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports

Short Communication ReportVolume 3 Issue 6

The Management of Post-thyroidectomy Pain by Preoperative Superficial Cervical Plexus Blockage Under Ultrasound Guidance

Mehdi Sanatkar1,2*

1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain, Farabi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Pain Research Center, Neuroscience Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Mehdi Sanatkar, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain, Farabi Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Received: April 04, 2022; Published: May 20, 2022

Postoperative pain is one of the most important morbidities in the recovery process after thyroidectomy. Since pain is a common and unpleasant complication after thyroidectomy, therefore postoperative pain management is a moral and professional duty of the therapist especially for patients and anaesthesiologists. Postoperative pain control has a proven role in improving the prognosis of surgery and preventing unwanted complications such as cardiovascular problems, blood clotting, elevated blood sugar and coagulation disorders [1,2]. In many cases after thyroidectomy, patients complain of chronic pain in the lateral areas of the neck on the same side of the surgery and at site of skin incision, requiring medical interventions [3].

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Citation: Mehdi Sanatkar. “The Management of Post-thyroidectomy Pain by Preoperative Superficial Cervical Plexus Blockage Under Ultrasound Guidance". Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 3.6 (2022): 43-44.

Copyright: © 2022 Mehdi Sanatkar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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