Infraorbital Nerve Entrapment

  • Rafael JustizEmail author
  • Eugene D. Kaplan


The infraorbital nerve, which is the terminal branch of the maxillary nerve, can cause a variety of facial pain symptoms, mimicking migraine headaches, maxillary sinusitis, tic douloureux, and “atypical face pain.” Recognition of this condition will lead to diagnostic injections and treatment. In this chapter, we discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of infraorbital nerve entrapment.


Infraorbital nerve Maxillary nerve Migraine headaches Maxillary sinusitis Tic douloureux Atypical face pain Zygomatic fracture Trigeminal neuralgia Le Fort fracture 

Supplementary material

Video 22.1

Physical exam of the infraorbital nerve (MOV 35332 kb)

Video 22.2

Landmark-guided injection of the infraorbital nerve (MOV 27480 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology, Oklahoma Pain PhysiciansUniversity of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA
  2. 2.Optimum Health Medical Group, PLLCClifton ParkUSA

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