Sphenopalatine ganglion block relieves symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia: a case report.

A. P. Manahan, Mark A. Malesker, P. M. Malone

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A 56 year old, white female with a diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia, unresponsive to medical therapy, received a sphenopalatine ganglion block using bupivacaine 0.5%. A total of ten treatments were given. The patient remained pain free as of 30 months after initial treatment. This treatment appears to be effective and deserves further study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)306-309
Number of pages4
JournalThe Nebraska medical journal
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes


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