Infraorbital nerve surgical decompression for chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia

Kristi Bailey, John D. Ng, Peter H. Hwang, Stanley M. Saulny, David E.E. Holck, Peter A.D. Rubin

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To present three cases of chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia relieved by surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve. METHODS: Retrospective chart review. RESULTS: We identified three cases of chronic hyperesthesia of the infraorbital nerve. Two cases were related to previous blunt orbital trauma, whereas the third was associated with a long-standing anophthalmic socket with numerous previous surgeries. In each case, patients had dramatic relief of infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia and pain after surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve. CONCLUSIONS: Surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve can provide significant symptomatic improvement in patients with chronic infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia secondary to nerve compression.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-51
Number of pages3
JournalOphthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume23
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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