About Andy Neill

EM Reg/Resident based near Dublin. Former anatomy lecturer, theology student and occasional musician

045 | Sensory Innervation of the Ear

I’m entering a few months prep for the UK and Ireland exit exam in Emergency Medicine: the FRCEM. I’ll be adding lots of little notes on pearls I’ve learned along the way. A lot of my revision is based around the Handbook of EM as a curriculum guide and review of contemporary, mainly UK guidelines. I also focus on the areas that I’m a bit sketchy on. With that in mind I hope they’re useful.

You can find more things on the FRCEM on this site here.

This one is special and has turned into an AFEM episode

This seems to be a favourite for examiners and not something i use commonly in real life

4 Nerves involved (the biggies in bold)

  • auricolotemporal [V3]
  • greater auricular [C2,3]
  • auricular branch of [X]
  • lesser occipital [C2]

Also note the names of the parts of the ear

The block (from the OHEM)

  • Greater Auricular
    • 1cm below ear lobe all the way from post border of SCM to angle of mandible
  • Lesser occipital
    • infiltrate just behind the ear
  • Auriculotemporal
    • just anterior to the EAM and tragus (watching out for the superficial temporal artery

Here’s a video from EMRAP with a further somewhat simplified method

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044 | Sensory Innervation of the face Part 04 | Inferior Alveolar Nerve

We’re back for another series – this time focussing on the sensory innervation of the face through the lens of dental anaesthesia.

This is adapted from a take I gave in EuSEM 2016 in Vienna. This is part 3

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043 | Sensory Innervation of the face Part 03 | Infraorbital Nerve

We’re back for another series – this time focussing on the sensory innervation of the face through the lens of dental anaesthesia.

This is adapted from a take I gave in EuSEM 2016 in Vienna. This is part 3

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042 | Sensory Innervation of the face Part 02 | Mental Nerve

We’re back for another series – this time focussing on the sensory innervation of the face through the lens of dental anaesthesia. This is part 2.

This is adapted from a take I gave in EuSEM 2016 in Vienna.

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041 | Sensory Innervation of the face Part 01 | Trigeminal Nerve

We’re back for another series – this time focussing on the sensory innervation of the face through the lens of dental anaesthesia.

This is adapted from a take I gave in EuSEM 2016 in Vienna.

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040 | Hand Part 08 | Blood supply and the thumb

Slides as PDF

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This was the final podcast on the hand but we’ll be back again in a month or two with a series on dental problems and max fax bits and bobs. Thanks again for all the paypal donations. It really helps.

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