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2021 Jun 04

Curr Pain Headache Rep



Monckeberg’s Medial Sclerosis as a Cause for Headache and Facial Pain.


Thomas DC, Thomas P, Sivan A, Unnam P, Ajayakumar A, Kumar S S, Pitchumani P K, Fatahzadeh M, Mahmud N-E-H
Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2021 Jun 04; 25(8):50.
PMID: 34086132.


Mönckeberg's medial sclerosis (MMS) is a chronic, non-inflammatory degenerative condition affecting primarily the tunica media of muscular arteries resulting in their calcification. The purpose of this comprehensive review is to describe MMS as it appears in the literature, in the context of headache and facial pain. Understanding the etiopathology, the associated conditions, and the differential diagnoses is important in managing MMS.