Ultrasound-Guided Clavipectoral Fascial Plane Block for Surgery Involving the Clavicle: A Case Series.

Academic Article


  • The clavipectoral fascial plane block (CPB) is a novel regional anesthesia technique that has been utilized for clavicular fracture surgery. While the cutaneous innervation of the skin above the clavicle is well-known to be supplied by the supraclavicular nerve of the superficial cervical plexus (SCP), the sensory innervation of the clavicle itself is somewhat controversial. Despite this controversy, it has been hypothesized that the CPB is an effective regional anesthesia technique for peri-operative analgesia since the terminal branches of many of the sensory nerves like suprascapular, subclavian, lateral pectoral, and long thoracic nerves pass through the plane between the clavipectoral fascia and the clavicle itself.
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    Published In

  • Cureus  Journal
  • Keywords

  • brachial plexus, cervical plexus, clavipectoral fascial plane block, peri-operative analgesia, regional anesthesia, sensory innervation
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    Author List

  • Kukreja P; Davis CJ; MacBeth L; Feinstein J; Kalagara H
  • Start Page

  • e9072
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 7