Surgical Options for Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes.

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Journal Article (Review)

Atypical neuropathic facial pain is a syndrome of intractable and unremitting facial pain that is secondary to nociceptive signaling in the trigeminal system. These syndromes are often recalcitrant to pharmacotherapy and other common interventions, including microvascular decompression and percutaneous procedures. Herein, the authors present two other viable approaches (nucleus caudalis dorsal root entry zone lesioning and motor cortex stimulation), their indications, and finally a possible treatment algorithm to consider when assessing patients with atypical facial pain.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rahimpour, S; Lad, SP

Published Date

  • July 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 365 - 370

PubMed ID

  • 27325003

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27325003

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1349

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.010

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States