Phrenic Nerve Injury After Radiofrequency Denervation of the Cervical Medial Branches

Frans Van de Perck*, Filiep Soetens, Christophe Lebrun, Arno Lataster, Amaury Verhamme, Jan Van Zundert

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Abstract

Radiofrequency denervation of the cervical medial branches is a possible treatment for chronic cervical facet pain syndrome when conservative management has failed. According to the literature, complications after radiofrequency denervation of the cervical medial branches are rare. We report a case of possible phrenic nerve injury after ipsilateral radiofrequency denervation of the cervical medial branches following a posterolateral approach.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E42-E45
JournalPain Practice
Volume16
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2016

Keywords

  • radiofrequency denervation
  • cervical medial branches
  • phrenic nerve injury

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