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Table 8 Studies of SPG block on postherpetic neuralgia

From: Sphenopalatine ganglion: block, radiofrequency ablation and neurostimulation - a systematic review

Postherpetic neuralgia
Author Year Medical problems Approach Imaging Medication Number of cases Study design Outcome
Prasanna et al. [26] 1993 Postherpetic neuralgia involving the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve Combination of stellate ganglion and sphenopalatine ganglion block, cotton tip applicator None Lidocaine and bupivacaine 1 Case report Pain free
Saberski et al. [27] 1999 Sinus arrest in postherpetic neuralgia Cotton tipped applicator, transnasal approach None 20% lidocaine 1 Case report No paroxysmal pain or sinus pauses immediately after block
Amster et al. [28] 1948 Herpes zoster Cotton tipped applicator, transnasal approach None Nupercaine, pontocaine, monocaine 3 Case series Relief of pain and spasm in 90% of cases