Mental Nerve Entrapment

  • Sydney E. RoseEmail author
  • Amitabh Gulati


Mental neuralgia causes chin pain and also causes “numb chin syndrome.” Although it is often triggered by dental or physical trauma, it may also be a harbinger of metastatic cancer. In this chapter we discuss the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental neuralgia.


Mental nerve Mental neuralgia Chin pain Numb chin syndrome 

Supplementary material

Video 25.1

Physical exam of the mental nerve (MOV 28003 kb)

Video 25.2

Landmark-guided injection of the mental nerve (MOV 30295 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineNew York – Presbyterian HospitalNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Anesthesiology and Critical CareMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA

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