Local anesthetic effects in the presence of chronic osteomyelitis (necrosis) of the mandible: implications for localizing the etiologic sites of referred trigeminal pain.

@article{Mcmahon1995LocalAE,
  title={Local anesthetic effects in the presence of chronic osteomyelitis (necrosis) of the mandible: implications for localizing the etiologic sites of referred trigeminal pain.},
  author={Robert E. Mcmahon and John A. Griep and Carl F. Marfurt and M A Saxen},
  journal={Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice},
  year={1995},
  volume={13 4},
  pages={
          212-26
        }
}
The aims of this study were: (1) to demonstrate how reproducible variations in incomplete anesthesia of the inferior alveolar nerve can be used as a guide to locate the etiologic sites of referred trigeminal pain emanating from the mandible; (2) to describe the salient histopathologic features of a lowgrade, nonsuppurative osteomyelitis seen in this patient population. Forty-six patients with idiopathic facial pain were subjected to a specific protocol of local anesthetic injections to… CONTINUE READING