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Upper Lip Nerve Block

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Upper Lip Nerve Block, Regional Anesthesia of Upper Lip

  • Indication
  1. Upper lip anesthesia
  • Technique
  1. Forms two lines of anesthesia
    1. Each line connects mouth angle to same side nasal ala
  2. Infiltrate with total of 5-10 cc of 1% Lidocaine
  3. Insert needle at right mouth angle
    1. Direct needle superiorly toward right nasal ala
    2. Infiltrate from mouth angle to nasal ala
  4. Repeat from left mouth angle to left nasal ala
  • References
  1. Moy in Pfenninger (1994) Procedures, p. 145-55
  2. Salam (2004) Am Fam Physician 69(3):585-90 [PubMed]