Brainstem hemorrhage after neural therapy for decreased libido in a 31-year-old woman

@article{Schmittinger2011BrainstemHA,
  title={Brainstem hemorrhage after neural therapy for decreased libido in a 31-year-old woman},
  author={Christian A. Schmittinger and Ralph T. Sch{\"a}r and Christian Fung and Werner Josef Z'Graggen and Claude Nauer and Martin W D{\"u}nser and Simon Jung},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={258},
  pages={1354-1355}
}
In September 2010, a 31-year-old otherwise healthy, female Caucasian consulted a dermatologist with additional qualifications in neural therapy because of decreased libido resistant to treatment. Following unproblematic procaine 1% injections at multiple gynecological and thyroidal sites, per os epipharyngeal injection was performed intending to infiltrate a neural therapy trigger point close to the pharyngeal tonsil at the anterior aspect of the sphenoid bone. This target point is assumed to… Expand
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