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Brown: Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, 3rd ed., Copyright © 2006 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier
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To become comfortable and clinically successful with this block, the anesthesiologist should find time to examine the relations of the foramen rotundum, pterygoid plate, and pterygopalatine fossa. An understanding of the peripterygoid anatomy enhances the anesthesiologist’s confidence and the clinical efficacy of this block.

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