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Numbness of the ear following inferior alveolar nerve block: the forgotten complication

By Dr. W.C. Ngeow and W. L. Chai

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This article presents a distant complication in the auricle following the administration of a standard inferior alveolar nerve block. The patient experienced profound numbness of the auricle on the ipsilateral side of the injection that lasted for about an hour following unintended injection to the auriculotemporal nerve

Topics: JOURNALS, Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
Publisher: NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, MACMILLAN BUILDING, 4 CRINAN ST, LONDON N1 9XW, ENGLAND
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:8174

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