A New Classification for Facial Pain

@article{Burchiel2003ANC,
  title={A New Classification for Facial Pain},
  author={Kim Burchiel},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={53},
  pages={1164-1167}
}
  • K. Burchiel
  • Published 1 November 2003
  • Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
PURPOSEA patient-oriented classification scheme for facial pains commonly encountered in neurosurgical practice is proposed. CONCEPTThis classification is driven principally by the patient’s history. RATIONALEThe scheme incorporates descriptions for so-called “atypical” trigeminal neuralgias and facial pains but minimizes the pejorative, accepting that the physiology of neuropathic pains could reasonably encompass a variety of pain sensations, both episodic and constant. Seven diagnostic labels… 

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