THE JOURNAL OF JAPAN SOCIETY FOR CLINICAL ANESTHESIA
Online ISSN : 1349-9149
Print ISSN : 0285-4945
ISSN-L : 0285-4945
Effects of Stellate Ganglion Block on Patients with Amenorrhea
Takae UMEYAMAToyoki KUGIMIYASatoko YOSHIDABunkichi WAKASUGIKazuo HANAOKA
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1994 Volume 14 Issue 2 Pages 109-114

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Stellate ganglion block (SGB) was effective in reinitiating menstrual cycle regularity in patients with amenorrhea of hypothalamic origin. Four patients whose initial complaints had been headache or other non-gynecological problems underwent stellate ganglion block as a primary therapeutic regimen. The effect, we suspect, was due to SGB-induced alteration of blood flow to and thus temperature of the hypothalamus. This in turn corrected a more general endocrinological disturbance. Other possible causes may include amelioration of headache or related other problems with resultant improvememt in overall condition or other nonspecific effects.

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