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Quintessence Int 49 (2018), No. 5     6. Apr. 2018
Quintessence Int 49 (2018), No. 5  (06.04.2018)

Page 391-396, doi:10.3290/j.qi.a40051, PubMed:29532814

Local anesthetic-induced myotoxicity as a cause of severe trismus after inferior alveolar nerve block
Smolka, Wenko / Knoesel, Thomas / Mueller-Lisse, Ullrich
A case of a 60-year-old man with severe trismus after inferior alveolar nerve block is presented. MRI scans as well as histologic examination revealed muscle fibrosis and degeneration of the medial part of the left temporal muscle due to myotoxicity of a local anesthetic agent.

Keywords: anesthesia, fibrosis, myotoxicity, temporal muscle, temporomandibular joint, toxicity, trismus