Advanced Ultrasound in Diagnosis and Therapy ›› 2023, Vol. 7 ›› Issue (1): 23-27.doi: 10.37015/AUDT.2023.220008

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Application of Ultrasound-guided Stellate Ganglion Block in Treatment of Allergic Rhinitis

Chunyao Liu, BSa,1, Huiwen Li, MSb,1, Yajiang Zhang, MSc, Ji Liu, BSd, Jingru Yang, MSd, Wei Li, MSe, Jin Gao, BSa, Rong Wu, MDb,*()   

  1. a Baotou Medical College, Inner Mongolia, China
    b Department of Ultrasound, Ordos Central Hospital, Inner Mongolia, China
    c Department of Cardiology, Ordos Central Hospital, Inner Mongolia, China
    d Department of Otolaryngology, Ordos Central Hospital, Inner Mongolia, China
    e Department of Anesthesiology, Ordos Central Hospital, Inner Mongolia, China
  • Online:2023-03-30 Published:2023-03-30
  • Contact: Rong Wu, MD,
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    1CY Liu and HW Li contributed equally to this study


Objectives To assess the clinical efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block in the treatment of allergic rhinitis.

Methods Sixty patients with allergic rhinitis were selected as study subjects and were treated with stellate ganglion blocking. We observed the appearance and time of the patient's Horner syndrome, and compared the patient's clinical symptom scores before and after one month treatment, and calculated the clinical efficacy and overall effective rate.

Results After ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion blocking treatment, 97% of patients occurred Horner syndrome within 2 minutes. The scores of sneezing, runny nose, nasal itching, and nasal congestion significantly reduced at one month after treatment compared with those before treatment, in which there was statistically significant difference (P<0.05). The clinical efficacy rate also reached 96.7% after procedures. No serious complications occurred in this study.

Conclusions Ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block can significantly improve the clinical symptoms and the life quality for patients with allergic rhinitis, and it is worthy of extensive clinical application.

Key words: Allergic rhinitis; Stellate ganglion blocking; Ultrasound