Double infraorbital nerve as a variation: report of two cases


Gunay G., Aycan K., Aksu M. , Coruh A.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.21, no.8, pp.405-407, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s002380050128
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.405-407

Abstract

In two cases of LeFort II fracture, exploration of the infraorbital area showed two distinct infraorbital foramina and correspondingly two separate infraorbital nerves. This variation of the infraorbital nerve was unilateral in one case, and bilateral in the other. Sensory evaluation one month following the surgery using a local anesthetic agent showed that the two nerves each have a different dermatome. The relevant literature was reviewed and the importance of the variation, especially in local infiltration anesthesia, e.g. for rhinoplasty, is emphasized.