Severe headache following local anaesthesia in a patient with a history of traumatic brain injury - a case report

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Robb, ND
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2018
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Introduction: Complications associated with the administration of local anaesthesia are rare, with the majority being local or self-limiting.

Case report: A single case where severe unilateral headache associated with left sided inferior alveolar nerve block injection is reported. A history of a traumatic brain injury on the ipsilateral side was a potential factor. The strategy used to produce local anaesthesia without a recurrence of the headache is described.

Conclusion: A logical approach to the history taking and treatment planning resulted in a successful outcome for the patient, using commonly practised local anaesthetic techniques.

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British Dental Journal
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224
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3
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Dentistry
Dental therapeutics, pharmacology and toxicology
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