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Use of botulinum toxin type A injection for neuropathic pain after trigeminal nerve injury

Authors
 Seung Hyun Yoon  ;  Robert L. Merrill  ;  Jong Hoon Choi  ;  Seong Taek Kim 
Citation
 PAIN MEDICINE, Vol.11(4) : 630-632, 2010 
Journal Title
PAIN MEDICINE
ISSN
 1526-2375 
Issue Date
2010
MeSH
Botulinum Toxins, Type A/therapeutic use* ; Cranial Nerve Injuries/complications ; Cranial Nerve Injuries/drug therapy* ; Female ; Humans ; Hypesthesia/etiology ; Middle Aged ; Neuralgia/drug therapy* ; Neuralgia/etiology ; Neuromuscular Agents/therapeutic use* ; Trigeminal Nerve Injuries*
Keywords
Neuropathy ; Botulinum Toxin A
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To present a case that neuropathic pain following traumatic injury of the inferior alveolar nerve, which was relieved by the injection of BTX-A.

DESIGN: Case report.

SETTING: Tertiary care University hospital.

SUBJECT: A 62-year-old female was referred by her general dentist to our clinic due to numbness and pain over the left side of her lower lip and chin region.

INTERVENTION: Botulinum toxin type A injected into the middle of chin area subcutaneously.

RESULTS: At 1 month after BTX-A injection, the affected area had decreased in size. And at 2 months, the patient reported a slight decreased in pain, and CPT differences being sustained at a reduced level.

CONCLUSIONS: This case report suggests an effective new modality for treating neuropathic pain after trigeminal nerve injury. A further randomized controlled study involving a large number of patients is needed.
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00801.x/abstract
DOI
10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00801.x
Appears in Collections:
2. College of Dentistry (치과대학) > Dept. of Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine (구강내과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Kim, Seong Taek(김성택)
Choi, Jong Hoon(최종훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3211-3619
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/100783
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