Home About us Editorial board Search Ahead of print Current issue Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
  • Users Online:246
  • Home
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 156-158

A rare event of vestibular complication following percutaneous trigeminal radiofrequency ablation


Epione – Center for Pain Relief, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vinoth Kumar Elumalai
No 3/77 Selai Kandigai, Selai Post, Thiruvallur Taluk and District, Chennai - 631 203, Tamil Nadu
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpn.ijpn_46_21

Rights and Permissions

We report here to draw attention to an uncommon complication that could arise from routinely performed procedure in pain practice such as percutaneous trigeminal radiofrequency ablation (RFA). We report a case of a 53-year-old female who underwent trigeminal nerve RFA for trigeminal neuralgia. RFA after adequate assessment with sensory and motor stimulation is performed as a routine procedure followed by 0.2 ml 1% lignocaine for dense sensory block at the target, following which the patient developed giddiness, nausea, vomiting, and nystagmus. After 2 h of rest and gaze fixation, her symptoms improved, with a decline in the severity of nystagmus. Symptoms gradually resolved over a period of 3 h. Proximity of the membranous part of the auditory tube to the foramen ovale might lead to such mishaps. Direct administration of 1% lignocaine into the middle ear via the auditory tube might be the most likely reason for her condition.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed202    
    Printed6    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded21    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal