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Ear Nerve Block

Aka: Ear Nerve Block, Field Nerve Block of Ear, Ear Field Block
  1. See Also
    1. Local Skin Anesthesia
    2. Lip Field Block
  2. Physiology: Ear sensory innervation
    1. Greater auricular nerve
    2. Lesser Occipital Nerve
    3. Auriculotemporal nerve
    4. Lesser Occipital Nerve
  3. Technique: Field Block
    1. Block forms diamond shape encompassing ear
    2. Infiltrate with total of 10-20 cc of 1% Lidocaine
    3. Insert needle at superior ear aspect, direct inferiorly
      1. Infiltrate along ear anterior and superior aspect
      2. Infiltrate along ear posterior and superior aspect
    4. Insert needle at inferior ear aspect, direct superiorly
      1. Infiltrate along ear anterior and inferior aspect
      2. Infiltrate along ear posterior and inferior aspect
  4. References
    1. Moy in Pfenninger (1994) Procedures, p. 145-55
    2. Salam (2004) Am Fam Physician 69(3):585-90 [PubMed]

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