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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2017, Article ID 2389354, 4 pages
Case Report

Neurolysis for Treatment of Infraorbital Neuropathy

Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Demet Coskun; rt.ude.izag@nuksocd

Received 1 August 2017; Revised 1 October 2017; Accepted 26 October 2017; Published 14 November 2017

Academic Editor: Vincenzo Di Lazzaro

Copyright © 2017 Ahmet Mahli and Demet Coskun. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Two patients, a woman aged 34 and a man aged 56, were included in the study. They reported the existence of pain in the areas of the infraorbital nerve, which, over the last four to five years, aggravated by the stimuli of eating, laughing, and being touched. 2 ml of 0.5% lidocaine was administered to these patients six times percutaneously. It was observed that the ease of pain lasted until the local anesthesia lost its effect, and the pain resumed its original intensity. Neurolysis with 0.5 ml of 50% ethanol was applied to the infraorbital nerve. This procedure was applied to the first patient twice and three times to the second. Thereafter, the patients were cured completely. For the treatment of idiopathic chronic infraorbital neuropathy, the neurolysis of the infraorbital nerve using 50% ethanol could be considered as an effective treatment alternative.