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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691518/typical-pain-experience-but-underestimation-of-others-pain-emotion-perception-in-self-and-others-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Hanna Thaler, Joshua C Skewes, Line Gebauer, Peer Christensen, Kenneth M Prkachin, Else-Marie Jegindø Elmholdt
Difficulties in emotion perception are commonly observed in autism spectrum disorder. However, it is unclear whether these difficulties can be attributed to a general problem of relating to emotional states, or whether they specifically concern the perception of others' expressions. This study addressed this question in the context of pain, a sensory and emotional state with strong social relevance. We investigated pain evaluation in self and others in 16 male individuals with autism spectrum disorder and 16 age- and gender-matched individuals without autism spectrum disorder...
July 1, 2017: Autism: the International Journal of Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689341/painful-spasms-in-facial-masticatory-and-motor-ocular-muscles-reversed-after-microvascular-decompression-of-a-neurovascular-conflict-at-brainstem
#2
Tania-Mihaela Idriceanu, Marc Sindou
The authors present a case of a 42-year-old female admitted for disabling complex and atypical bilateral facial spasms associated with painful masticatory and motor ocular dystonic movements, difficult to fit in the definition of any known cranio-facial dyskinesias. MRI showed a left PICA loop invaginated into the brainstem, considered responsible of an hyperactive disorder of the brainstem nuclei neighboring the conflict. After microvascular decompression, the patient made a full recovery with complete disappearance of the paroxystic phenomena...
July 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686948/posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms-causing-facial-pain-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Javier Ros de San Pedro
Posterior communicating aneurysms are commonly associated with oculomotor nerve palsy. However, trigeminal nerve involvement among these aneurysms is a rare event with no previous analysis. In order to describe the main features of posterior communicating aneurysms causing trigeminal neuralgia (TGN-PComAAs) eight cases (six from the literature plus two more illustrative cases) were included in the present series. All cases were thoroughly studied in order to collect their epidemiological, radiological, clinical, therapeutic, pathogenic, and outcome data...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567291/pachydermoperiostosis-a-rare-mimicker-of-acromegaly
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Noor Rafhati Adyani Abdullah, Wong Lok Chin Jason, Azraai Bahari Nasruddin
Pachydermoperiostosis is a very rare osteoarthrodermopathic disorder whose clinical and radiographic presentations may mimic those of acromegaly. In the evaluation of patients with acromegaloid appearances, pachydermoperiostosis should be considered as a differential diagnosis. In this article, we report a 17-year-old boy who presented with 2-year history of acral enlargement and facial appearance changes associated with joint pain and excessive sweating. He had been investigated extensively for acromegaly, and the final diagnosis was pachydermoperiostosis...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480103/cavernous-sinus-syndrome-as-the-first-manifestation-of-metastatic-breast-disease
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N B Seixas, T A B Belsuzarri, N C B Belsuzarri, M Pozetti, J F M Araujo
BACKGROUND: The cavernous sinus is a venous plexus crossed by vital neurovascular structures. Metastases to the region are uncommon and often associated with a headache, facial pain, or progressive neurological deficit in III, IV, and VI cranial nerves. The treatment options are surgery, including endoscopic approach, radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and chemotherapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 26-year-old female with cavernous sinus syndrome due to breast cancer metastasis, who was subjected to chemotherapy with complete neurological recovery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472393/fluoroscopic-c-arm-and-ct-guided-selective-radiofrequency-ablation-for-trigeminal-and-glossopharyngeal-facial-pain-syndromes
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Nicholas A Telischak, Jeremy J Heit, Lucas W Campos, Omar A Choudhri, Huy M Do, Xiang Qian
Objectives.:  Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the gasserian ganglion through the foramen ovale and the glossopharyngeal nerve at the jugular foramen is a classical approach to treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN), respectively. However, it can be technically challenging with serious complications. We have thus developed a novel technique utilizing C-arm and computerized tomography (CT) guidance to block TN and GPN. Our goals were to describe a three-dimensional image-based technique to improve patient comfort and to decrease procedural time associated with needle guidance...
May 2, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425324/persistent-idiopathic-facial-pain
#7
Rafael Benoliel, Charly Gaul
Background Persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP) is a chronic disorder recurring daily for more than two hours per day over more than three months, in the absence of clinical neurological deficit. PIFP is the current terminology for Atypical Facial Pain and is characterized by daily or near daily pain that is initially confined but may subsequently spread. Pain cannot be attributed to any pathological process, although traumatic neuropathic mechanisms are suspected. When present intraorally, PIFP has been termed 'Atypical Odontalgia', and this entity is discussed in a separate article in this special issue...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399652/facial-presentations-of-primary-headache-disorders
#8
Yair Sharav, Zaza Katsarava, Andrew Charles
Background Many patients with mid-face or lower face craniofacial pain are diagnosed, based on accompanying signs and symptoms and features other than location, as either atypical migraines or atypical TACs. Distinguishing features of headache disorders as a cause of facial pain include the temporal pattern of pain, associated symptoms including light and sound sensitivity and nausea, cranial autonomic symptoms, and the lack of local triggering among others. Results An intraoral neurovascular pain has been observed, and was termed neurovascular orofacial pain (NVOP)...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251523/atypical-facial-pain-a-comprehensive-evidence-based-review
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REVIEW
Austin L Weiss, Ken P Ehrhardt, Reda Tolba
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this article is to focus on an excruciating disorder of the face, named atypical facial pain or persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP). It is considered an underdiagnosed condition with limited treatment options. Facial pain can be a debilitating disorder that affects patients' quality of life. Up to 26% of the general population has suffered from facial pain at some point in their lives. It is important to highlight the different types of facial pain to be able to properly manage this condition accordingly...
February 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168240/cracked-tooth-syndrome-mimicking-trigeminal-autonomic-cephalalgia-a-report-of-four-cases
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Noboru Noma, Kohei Shimizu, Kosuke Watanabe, Andrew Young, Yoshiki Imamura, Junad Khan
BACKGROUND: This report describes four cases of cracked tooth syndrome secondary to traumatic occlusion that mimicked trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias. All patients were referred by general practitioners to the Orofacial Pain Clinic at Nihon University Dental School for assessment of atypical facial pain. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: Case 1: A 51-year-old woman presented with severe pain in the maxillary and mandibular left molars. Case 2: A 47-year-old woman presented with sharp, shooting pain in the maxillary left molars, which radiated to the temple and periorbital region...
2017: Quintessence International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162634/-390-dexamethasone-versus-triamcinolone-side-effects-for-ultrasound-guided-trigeminal-nerve-block-for-the-treatment-of-refractory-typical-or-atypical-facial-pain
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A Nader, M Kendall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2016: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077839/atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-rare-neurological-manifestation-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Viki Kumar, Jaspinder Kaur, Pallavi Pothuri, Sahiba Bandagi
BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disorder of unknown etiology which can present at any age with symptoms of mucocutaneous, musculoskeletal, renal, central nervous system, and nonspecific clinical pictures making the disease a "master of mimicry". CASE REPORT A 53-year-old female, who was recently diagnosed with SLE, presented with right-sided sharp and electric shock-like facial pain starting at the side of her right nostril and traveling down the naso-labial fold and then back to the angle of the jaw, mostly in the region of V2-V3 distribution with no radiation beyond trigeminal distribution...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833694/large-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-initial-presentation-with-reproducible-facial-pain-without-cranial-nerve-deficit
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Stacie Zelman, Michael C Goebel, David E Manthey, Seth Hawkins
Unruptured posterior communicating artery (PCOM) aneurysms can be difficult to diagnose and, when large (≥ 7mm), represent a substantial risk to the patient. While most unruptured PCOM aneurysms are asymptomatic, when symptoms do occur, clinical manifestations typically include severe headache (HA), visual acuity loss, and cranial nerve deficit. This case report describes an atypical initial presentation of a large unruptured PCOM aneurysm with symptoms mimicking trigeminal neuralgia, without other associated cranial nerve palsies or neurologic deficits...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770480/agreement-between-quantitative-and-qualitative-sensory-testing-of-changes-in-oro-facial-somatosensory-sensitivity
#14
J Agbaje, A De Laat, P Constantinus, P Svensson, L Baad-Hansen
Qualitative somatosensory testing (QualST) is a simple chairside test. It can be used to roughly assess the presence or absence of altered somatosensory function. To use QualST clinically, it is important to assess its agreement with quantitative sensory testing (QST). The aims of this study were to assess the agreement between QST and QualST when testing the modulation of facial sensitivity by capsaicin in healthy participants and to explore the agreement between QST and QualST in assessing the intraoral sensory function in clinical atypical odontalgia (AO) patients...
January 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743320/embryonal-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-oral-cavity
#15
Mark McInturff, Anne Adamson, Chadwick Donaldson, Brenda L Nelson
A 19 year old female presents to the emergency room with right facial enlargement. Clinical examination revealed a soft tissue mass of the right buccal mucosa. Treated initially as infection, the patient later turned to clinic with now rapidly enlarging and intermittently painful mass. Computed tomography with contrast showed a low attenuated buccal mass with mild enhancement lateral to the right caudal maxilla and superior mandible. Biopsy was performed and microscopic examination showed cells with moderate pleomorphism with numerous atypical mitotic figures and occasional elongated "strap" cells with eccentric nuclei...
October 14, 2016: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27659163/balloon-dilation-of-sinus-ostia-in-the-department-of-defense-diagnoses-actual-indications-and-outcomes
#16
Adrienne M Laury, Sarah N Bowe, Joshua Stramiello, Kevin C McMains
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To determine the primary diagnoses for which balloon catheter dilation (BCD) of sinus ostia is being employed in a profit-blind health care system, the Department of Defense. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: From January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2013, 319 consecutive patient charts were reviewed for International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition (ICD-9) diagnoses, presence of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) defined by the European Position Paper on Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps (EPOS), preoperative Lund-Mackay scores, nasal endoscopy findings, sinuses dilated, postoperative outcomes, and complications...
September 23, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27386351/evaluation-of-sphenopalatine-ganglion-blockade-via-intra-oral-route-for-the-management-of-atypical-trigeminal-neuralgia
#17
Ilker Coven, Ezher H Dayısoylu
BACKGROUND: The sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) may be involved in persistent idiopathic facial pain and unilateral headaches. The role of SPG blockade via intra oral route in the management of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is worthy of study. METHODS: In this retrospective study, patient records included patients with atypical TN (type 2) that persisted in spite of conservative treatment for at least 2 years, and an average pain intensity from the craniofacial region visual analogue scale (VAS) before examination...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27335108/atypical-teratoid-rhabdoid-tumor-arising-from-the-trigeminal-nerve-in-an-adult
#18
Fang Yu, Florence Chiang, Carlos Bazan
A 30-year-old male presented with left facial pain and numbness. Initial MRI demonstrated an enhancing mass involving the left trigeminal nerve. Follow-up imaging showed interval growth with erosion of the sphenoid body. Surgical resection was performed and immunohistochemistry staining was consistent with an atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor. Awareness of this entity and its imaging features such as diffusion restriction, intratumoral hemorrhage, and bony destruction, can help guide confirmatory diagnostic testing and appropriate therapy...
December 2016: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27325003/surgical-options-for-atypical-facial-pain-syndromes
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REVIEW
Shervin Rahimpour, Shivanand P Lad
Atypical neuropathic facial pain is a syndrome of intractable and unremitting facial pain that is secondary to nociceptive signaling in the trigeminal system. These syndromes are often recalcitrant to pharmacotherapy and other common interventions, including microvascular decompression and percutaneous procedures. Herein, the authors present two other viable approaches (nucleus caudalis dorsal root entry zone lesioning and motor cortex stimulation), their indications, and finally a possible treatment algorithm to consider when assessing patients with atypical facial pain...
July 2016: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27325001/chronic-persistent-idiopathic-facial-pain
#20
REVIEW
Joanna M Zakrzewska
Persistent or chronic idiopathic facial pain, often called atypical facial pain, is often used as a diagnosis of exclusion. It is chronic pain in a nonanatomically distributed area of the face and mouth that can be episodic or continuous and described as a nagging dull pain that at times is severe. It is associated with other chronic pain conditions, psychological abnormalities, and significant life events. Investigations are all normal and early treatment can prevent chronicity. A multidisciplinary biopsychosocial approach with the use of antidepressants and cognitive behavior therapy provides the best chance of pain relief and improved quality of life...
July 2016: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
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