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It has been proposed that the clinical benefit for temporal placement may be based on coverage of the terminal branches of the trigeminal nerves, along with the communicating branches between the auriculotemporal nerve and the lesser occipital nerve.
Variations in the anatomy of the auriculotemporal nerve.
The direct stimulation of the parasympathetic nerves, auriculotemporal nerve, has been suggested to produce copious amounts of watery saliva at low frequencies and may be most useful clinically.
In this paper, we describe the use of a superficial cervical plexus block combined with an auriculotemporal nerve block for drainage of dental abscess in three adult patients with difficult airways.