Transient facial nerve palsy after auriculotemporal nerve block in awake craniotomy patients.

@article{McNicholas2014TransientFN,
  title={Transient facial nerve palsy after auriculotemporal nerve block in awake craniotomy patients.},
  author={Erin McNicholas and Federico Bilotta and Luca Titi and James R Chandler and Giovanni Rosa and Antoun H Koht},
  journal={A & A case reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={2 4},
  pages={40-3}
}
In this case series, we describe transient postoperative facial nerve palsy in patients after awake craniotomy using selective scalp nerve blocks. In a 1-year period, 7 of the 42 patients receiving scalp nerve blocks at our institutions developed this complication. This is significant because there is only 1 previously reported case of postoperative facial nerve palsy related to scalp nerve blocks. The exact cause of transient postoperative facial nerve palsy after auriculotemporal nerve block… CONTINUE READING

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