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2021 Mar 03

Curr Opin Neurol

Facial pain beyond trigeminal neuralgia.


May A, Hoffmann J
Curr Opin Neurol. 2021 Mar 03.
PMID: 33661160.


Trigeminal neuralgia is a well-known facial pain syndrome with several treatment options. In contrast, non-neuralgiform idiopathic facial pain syndromes are relatively rare, reflected by the fact that, until 2020, no internationally accepted diagnostic classification existed. Like trigeminal neuralgia, these non-dental facial pain syndromes need to be managed by neurologists and pain specialists, but the lack of pathophysiological understanding has resulted in an underrepresented and undertreated patient group.