[Therapy and prophylaxis of facial neuralgias and other forms of facial pain syndromes -- revised recommendations of the German Society of Migraine and Headache].

@article{Paulus2003TherapyAP,
  title={[Therapy and prophylaxis of facial neuralgias and other forms of facial pain syndromes -- revised recommendations of the German Society of Migraine and Headache].},
  author={Walter Paulus and Stefan Evers and Arne May and Ulrich Steude and Anne Wolowski and Volker Pfaffenrath},
  journal={Schmerz},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={
          74-91
        }
}
Trigeminal neuralgia and postherpetic neuralgia are the most relevant neuralgiform facial pain syndromes. Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by lancinating intensive pain attacks of very short duration, triggered by external cues,whereas postherpetic neuralgia consists predominantly of long-lasting burning pain. Sodium channel blocking drugs are first choice in treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, operative procedures encompass microvascular decompression,thermocoagulation and percutaneous… 
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