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Regional Nerve Block Anesthesia

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Question: Regional Anesthesia, Peripheral Nerve Blocks, Axillary Block, Chylothorax? Why is chylothorax a possible complication with a left-sided axillary block? From the statement: "Pneumothorax, hemothorax, and chlothorax (with a left-sided block) are possible and occur at a higher rate than with the supraclavicular approach. (Morgan, Mikhail, & Murray, Clinical Anesthesiology, 4th ed., pg. 334). What makes a left sided axillary block more capable of chylothorax than a right sided axillary block? chlothorax = chylothorax My apologies, it is not with an axillary block, it could occur with an infraclavicular brachial plexus block. Again, so sorry, and thank you for your answers. It makes more sense now.

Answer: The thoracic duct, which drains lymph into the venous circulation, courses to the left. Here's a picture. Follow the white thoracic duct up the body and see how it intertwines with the great vessels of the neck. http://wpcontent.answers.com/wikipedia/c… I think you'd have to try pretty hard to nail that from the axilla, but everyone is built a little differently, so I guess it's possible.


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