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Brown: Atlas of Regional Anesthesia, 3rd ed., Copyright © 2006 Saunders, An Imprint of Elsevier
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One help when performing this block is to displace the hyoid bone firmly toward the side to be blocked, even if it causes the patient some minor discomfort. Such discomfort usually can be minimized with appropriate amounts of sedation. If a three-ring syringe is used, the sedation, coupled with an efficient block, provides an acceptable block for both patient and anesthesiologist.

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