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BMC Research Notes

, 9:300



BackgroundLocal anesthesia could result in lethal complications if injected in highly vascularized area. Dentist should take care to avoid such complications.

Case presentationWe present a case of 15 year old girl with a coma following convulsive status epilepticus which developed after inferior alveolar nerve blockade by a dentist. The patient was admitted to the intensive care unit ICU and recovered within several days.

ConclusionThis case is reported to tell both of dentists and medical staff that although it is uncommon, such complications of local anesthesia should be in mind to be avoided and managed promptly if happened.

KeywordsStatus epilepticus Local anesthesia Healthy adult AbbreviationsCNScentral nervous system

ICUintensive care unit

GCSglasgow coma scale



CTcomputed tomography

MRImagnetic resonance imaging

MRVmagnetic resonance venography

CVTcerebral venous thrombosis

CSFcerebrospinal fluid




LFTsliver function tests

CBCcomplete blood count


PTprothrombin time

PTTpartial thromboplastin time

INRinternational normalized ratio

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Author: Rana Alnasser Alsukhni - Mohamed Sourat Ghoubari - M.Taher Farfouti - Yasmin Adib Aboras


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