Transient Abducens Nerve Palsy After Sphenopalatine Block Following Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Awareness regarding opioid abuse and diversion has encouraged the use of nonopioid and local analgesic strategies, particularly in the perioperative setting. As these techniques become more commonly used, an understanding of associated adverse reactions and complications is essential. Here, we present the case of a woman who experienced transient diplopia related to an abducens nerve palsy after a sphenopalatine block performed during endoscopic sinus surgery for medically recalcitrant chronic rhinosinusitis.

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