Trigeminal Nerve: Deep Block

Antoun Nader*, Louise Hillen, Danilo Jankovic

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Ultrasound-guided blockade of the trigeminal nerve divisions through the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) can be a safe and effective way to manage trigeminal neuralgia, atypical facial pain, and surgical pain. The three main approaches to ultrasound-guided blockade include the infrazygomatic posterior-to-anterior in-plane approach, infrazygomatic anterior-to-posterior in-plane approach, and the suprazygomatic out of plane approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRegional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy
Subtitle of host publicationImaging-Guided and Traditional Techniques
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9783030887278
ISBN (Print)9783030887261
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Infrazygomatic anterior-to-posterior in-plane approach
  • Infrazygomatic posterior-to-anterior in-plane approach
  • Suprazygomatic out-of-plane trigeminal nerve approach
  • Traditional techniques

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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