A case of facial myofascial pain syndrome presenting as trigeminal neuralgia

Seung Zhoo Yoon, Sang Ik Lee, Sung Uk Choi, Hye Won Shin, Hye Won Lee, Hae Ja Lim, Seong Ho Chang

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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
Pages (from-to)e29-e31
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Mar

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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