Intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion block: minimally invasive pharmacotherapy for refractory facial and headache pain

J Pain Palliat Care Pharmacother. 2006;20(3):57-9.

Abstract

Facial pain and headache of various etiologies are oftentimes unresponsive to conventional therapies. Transnasal sphenopalatine gangion block provides a safe, low-cost, therapy that, if effective, oftentimes can be self-administered for pain relief.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Intranasal
  • Anesthetics, Local* / administration & dosage
  • Autonomic Nerve Block / methods*
  • Facial Pain / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Ganglia, Parasympathetic / drug effects*
  • Headache / drug therapy*
  • Humans
  • Lidocaine* / administration & dosage
  • Sphenoid Sinus / innervation

Substances

  • Anesthetics, Local
  • Lidocaine