Esotropia following posterior superior alveolar nerve block

J Calif Dent Assoc. 1992 Sep;20(9):33-4.


Adequate use of local anesthetics is an important phase of modern dentistry. Regardless of the care used in administration of local anesthetics, unusual reactions can occur. A case is presented in which posterior superior alveolar administration of two percent Lidocaine 1/100,000 epinephrine resulted in medial rotation of the orbit (esotropia).

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abducens Nerve Injury
  • Adult
  • Anesthesia, Dental / adverse effects*
  • Esotropia / etiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Nerve Block / adverse effects*