oasisImage of the Week: Why can’t he feel his forehead?
A 35-year old man develops a serious infection from an impacted 2.8.
The tooth is extracted and the infection is drained but he develops a serious bleed 3 days after surgery (from the internal maxillary artery) which requires neuroradiology embolization.
One month later, he has recurrent swelling around the left temple and TMJ but also complains he feels numbness in the entire trigeminal nerve, including V-1. Attached is a slice of the MRI and an intraoperative shot.
Why can’t he feel his forehead?