• Dr. Sneha Rathee Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital
  • Dr. Vikas Dhupar Professor & Head, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital
  • Dr. Francis Akkara Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital
  • Dr. Archana Sen Resident, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital
  • Dr. Akash P K Post Graduate, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Goa Dental College and Hospital
Keywords: Cervical plexus block, Regional anesthesia, Superficial cervical plexus, Deep cervical plexus


The Cervical Plexus Nerve Block (CPNB) presents a viable alternative to general anesthesia (GA), offering numerous advantages including cost-effectiveness, reduced physiological stress, and lower complication rates. This review delves into the anatomy, classification, and varying techniques of CPNB, such as superficial, deep, and intermediate blocks, and their specific applications in oral and maxillofacial surgery. While CPNB has been effectively utilized in several head and neck procedures, its role in oral and maxillofacial surgery is gaining attention due to its potential to improve patient comfort and reduce opioid dependency. Despite these benefits, the technique does carry risks, particularly with deeper blocks, such as hemi-diaphragmatic dysfunction and respiratory distress. The review concludes that CPNB is a crucial component in the field of regional anesthesia for head and neck surgeries, advocating for further research and clinical application to enhance its safety and efficacy.


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DOI: 10.26838/MEDRECH.2024.11.3.2024
Published: 2024-06-23
How to Cite
Dr. Sneha Rathee, Dr. Vikas Dhupar, Akkara F, Dr. Archana Sen, Dr. Akash P K. CERVICAL PLEXUS NERVE BLOCK: A REVIEW OF TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS IN ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY. Med. res. chronicles [Internet]. 2024Jun.23 [cited 2024Jul.13];11(3):50-6. Available from: https://medrech.com/index.php/medrech/article/view/703
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