Brief Clinical StudiesA Rare Complication of Infraorbital Nerve Hyperesthesia in Surgically Repaired Orbital Fracture PatientsCho, Seong Eun MD*; Shin, Ho Seong MD, PhD†; Tak, Min Sung MD, PhD*; Kang, Sang Gue MD, PhD*; Lee, Yong Seok MD*; Kim, Hyun Sung MD*; Kim, Chul Han MD, PhD*Author Information *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul †Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Republic of Korea. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Chul Han Kim, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, 59, Daesagwan-ro (657 Hannam-dong), Yongsan-gu, Seoul 140-887, Republic of Korea; E-mail: email@example.com Received 5 September, 2016 Accepted 2 November, 2016 This work was supported by the Soonchunhyang University Research Fund. The authors report no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: May 2017 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p e233-e234 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003439 Buy Metrics Abstract Injury to the peripheral sensory branches of the trigeminal nerve can follow a wide variety of craniofacial injuries. Many patients with facial fractures complain about the symptom of numbness to the distribution of injured nerve, which is indicative of hypoesthesia. Hyperesthesia involving the infraorbital nerve is rare in comparison to hypoesthesia secondary to facial trauma. The authors report on 2 patients with infraorbital nerve hyperesthesia in surgically repaired orbital fracture patients. Surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve led to rapid resolution of hyperesthesia. To the best of our knowledge, these were rare cases of patients who presented with persistent hyperesthesia. Clinician should perform early surgical decompression of the infraorbital nerve in patient with persistent hyperesthesia of the infraorbital nerve. © 2017 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.