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

Seung Hyun Yoon, Robert L. Merrill, Jong Hoon Choi, Seong Taek Kim

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)630-632
Number of pages3
JournalPain Medicine
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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