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Ngeow, W.C. and Chai, W. L. (2009) Numbness of the ear following inferior alveolar nerve block: The forgotten complication. British Dental Journal, 207 (1). pp. 19-21. ISSN 0007-0610

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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.

      Item Type: Article
      Additional Information: Export Date: 5 April 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 19590550 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ngeow, W. C.; Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: ngeowy@um.edu.my Chemicals/CAS: lidocaine, 137-58-6, 24847-67-4, 56934-02-2, 73-78-9; Anesthetics, Local; Lidocaine, 137-58-6 References: Malamed, S., (1997) Handbook of local anesthesia, , 4th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; Brodsky, C.D., Dower Jr, J.S., Middle ear problems after a Gow-Gates injection (2001) J Am Dent Assoc, 132, pp. 1420-1424; Blaxter, P.L., Britten, M.J., Transient amaurosis after mandibular nerve block (1967) Br Med J, 1, p. 681; Wilkie, G.J., Temporary uniocular blindness and ophthalmoplegia associated with a mandibular block injection. A case report (2000) Aust Dent J, 45, pp. 131-133; Tomazzoli-Gerosa, L., Marchini, G., Monaco, A., Amaurosis and atrophy of the optic nerve: An unusual complication of mandibular-nerve anesthesia (1988) Ann Ophthalmol, 20, pp. 170-171; Goldenberg, A.S., Transient diplopia as a result of block injections. Mandibular and posterior superior alveolar (1997) N Y State Dent J, 63, pp. 29-31; Webber, B., Orlansky, H., Lipton, C., Stevens, M., Complications of an intra-arterial injection from an inferior alveolar nerve block (2001) J Am Dent Assoc, 132, pp. 1702-1704; Ngeow, W.C., Shim, C.K., Chai, W.L., Transient loss of power of accommodation in 1 eye following inferior alveolar nerve block: Report of 2 cases (2006) J Can Dent Assoc, 72, pp. 927-931; Rood, J.P., Ocular complication of inferior dental nerve block. A case report (1972) Br Dent J, 132, pp. 23-24; Paul, R., Anand, R., Wray, P., D'sa, S., Brennan, P.A., An unusual complication of an inferior dental nerve block: A case report (2009) Br Dent J, 206, pp. 9-10; Keetley, A., Moles, D.R., A clinical audit into the success rate of inferior alveolar nerve block analgesia in general dental practice (2001) Prim Dent Care, 8, pp. 139-142; Gow-Gates, G.A., Mandibular conduction anesthesia: A new technique using extraoral landmarks (1973) Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 36, pp. 321-328; Kim, H.K., Lee, Y.S., Kho, H.S., Yum, K.W., Chung, S.C., Facial and glossal distribution of anaesthesia after inferior alveolar nerve block (2003) J Oral Rehabil, 30, pp. 189-193; Roberts, D., Sowray, J., (1987) Local analgesia in dentistry, , 3rd ed. Oxford: Wright;; G�lekon, N., Anil, A., Poyraz, A., Peker, T., Turgut, H.B., Karaköse, M., Variations in the anatomy of the auriculotemporal nerve (2005) Clin Anat, 18, pp. 15-22; Anil, A., Peker, T., Turgut, H.B., G�lekon, I.N., Liman, F., Variations in the anatomy of the inferior alveolar nerve (2003) Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg, 41, pp. 236-239; Namking, M., Boonruangsri, P., Woraputtaporn, W., G�ldner, F.H., Communication between the facial and auriculotemporal nerves (1994) J Anat, 185, pp. 421-426
      Uncontrolled Keywords: lidocaine local anesthetic agent adult article case report convalescence ear disease external ear female human hypesthesia innervation mandibular nerve nerve block physiology temporomandibular joint temporomandibular joint disorder Anesthetics, Local Ear Auricle Ear Diseases Humans Recovery of Function Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
      Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry
      Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
      Depositing User: Associate Professor Dr. Wen Lin Chai
      Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2012 02:39
      Last Modified: 25 Apr 2012 02:39
      URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1012

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