Interventional procedures for facial pain.

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Journal Article (Review)

Interventional pain procedures are critical in the diagnosis and management of a variety of facial pain conditions. Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is the most frequent diagnosis for facial pain, with a reported prevalence 10 times greater than persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP). Although pharmacological treatments and psychological interventions benefit many patients with these diagnoses, the pain remains disabling for a significant portion of others. Percutaneous interventions targeting the gasserian ganglion and its branches have proven effective in the management of TN, while there is also supportive evidence for treating the sphenopalatine ganglion in PIFP.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vorenkamp, KE

Published Date

  • January 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 308 -

PubMed ID

  • 23250793

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23250793

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-3081

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11916-012-0308-5

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States