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2020 Sep 07

Reg Anesth Pain Med

Fluoroscopically guided mandibular nerve block: a modified lateral approach.


Mojica J J, Kudur V, Garza Iii R, Eckmann MS
Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2020 Sep 07.
PMID: 32900984.


Mandibular nerve blocks are indicated for atypical face pain and trigeminal neuralgia. We hypothesized that a modified lateral approach, which entailed a combination of lateral and anterior approach techniques to the mandibular nerve block would lead to similar efficacy and improved safety profile rather than the typical lateral or anterior techniques.