Anesthésie et recherche clinique

Anesthésie et recherche clinique
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ISSN: 2155-6148


Mental Nerve and Field Blocks for Lip Cancer Radiotherapy: A Case Report

Sonali Saraf and Ravikiran Nikhade

Carcinoma of the lower lip is commonly treated with high dose rate interstitial brachytherapy. Placing catheters to the lip and mentum area in post hemimandibulectomy patient may require general anesthesia considering difficult airway anatomy. We present the use of mental nerve blocks and field block with minimal sedation as an alternative to General anesthesia for placement of Brachytherapy catheters.