Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
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Transient Facial Nerve Palsy After the Scalp Block for Burr Hole Evacuation of Subdural Hematoma

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Isparta City Hospital, Isparta, Turkey

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Department of Neurosurgery, Isparta City Hospital, Isparta, Turkey

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Health Sciences University Konya Training and Research Hospital, Konya, Turkey

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46: 238-240
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2018.58219
Read: 247 Downloads: 38 Published: 19 September 2019

Scalp block has become a frequently used technique with an increasing number of indications today. Despite the many advantages of the scalp block, certain rare complications have been identified. It should be remembered that although it is a relatively safe procedure, it may lead to the development of facial nerve palsy. In this article, we present a case of transient facial nerve palsy developed after the scalp block that was used to drain the subdural hematoma with a burr hole.

 

Cite this article as: Sargın M, Samancıoğlu H, Uluer MS. Transient Facial Nerve Palsy After the Scalp Block for Burr Hole Evacuation of Subdural Hematoma. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2018; 46: 238-40.

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