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Volume 6 Issue 9 (September, 2018)

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Rare Complications following posterior superior alveolar nerve block (PSANB) for tooth extraction- A report of two cases and review of literature
Ramandeep Singh Brar, Harbhajneek Kaur, Mandeep Kaur, Anita Mehta

PSANB is the most common nerve block given for maxillary posterior teeth in dentistry. The most common complication associated with this block is Hematoma. However, in reality ocular complications and facial nerve palsy are practically unheard of when they occur they can be extremely unnerving not just to the patient but also to the surgeon. Patients generally panic which makes it tougher for the clinician to assess the situation. In this article one case of ocular complications and one case of facial and nerve palsy following PSANB are discussed and management guidelines are highlighted.
Key Words: Diplopia, Dental nerve block, Ophthalmic complications.

Received: 12 June  2018                                                 Revised: 13 July 2018                                         Accepted: 15 July 2018
Corresponding author: Dr. Ramandeep Singh Brar, Professor (Oral and maxillofacial Surgery), Dasmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab, India

This article may be cited as: Brar RS, Kaur H, Kaur M, Mehta A. Rare Complications following posterior superior alveolar nerve block (PSANB) for tooth extraction: A report of two cases and review of literature. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(9):24-26.

 
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