A case of facial myofascial pain syndrome presenting as trigeminal neuralgia

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Abstract

Facial pain has many causes, including idiopathic factors, trigeminal neuralgia, dental problems, temporomandibular joint disorders, cranial abnormalities, and infections. However, the clinical diagnosis of facial pain is sometimes difficult to establish because clinical manifestations commonly overlap. The diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia is based solely on clinical findings. Therefore, a careful evaluation of the patient history and a thorough physical examination are essential. This case describes a patient with facial myofascial pain syndrome involving the right zygomaticus, orbicularis oculi, and levator labii muscles, which presented as trigeminal neuralgia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Volume107
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar 1

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Facial Neuralgia
Myofascial Pain Syndromes
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Facial Pain
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
Physical Examination
Tooth
Muscles
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Oral Surgery

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