Neuropathic orofacial pain

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Κατεύθυνση Αλγολογία: Αντιμετώπιση του πόνου, διάγνωση και θεραπεία. Φαρμακευτικές, παρεμβατικές και άλλες τεχνικές
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Magklari Chrysseida
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Τσαρουχά Αθανασία, Αναπληρώτρια Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
Τσιρτσιρίδου Βασιλική, Διευθύντρια ΕΣΥ, Ιπποκράτειο Γενικό Νοσοκομείο Αθηνών
Μητσικώστας Δήμος - Δημήτριος, Καθηγητής, Ιατρική Σχολή, ΕΚΠΑ
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Νευροπαθητικός στοματοπροσωπικός πόνος
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Neuropathic orofacial pain
Orofacial pain is a broad term used to describe symptoms of pain and/or dysfunction in the head and neck region. Orofacial Neuropathic pain is an identity which manifests itself with various symptoms and signs. Multiple causes may exist that lead to chronic pain which significantly affects the quality of life of the individual interfering with the person’s daily routine, his/her social, professional and personal life. Anxiety and depressive disorders are common among chronic patients thus being a major challenge for the physician. Syndromes such as Trigeminal neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Burning Mouth Syndrome (Stomatodynia), Post-herpetic Neuralgia, Atypical Odontalgia, Chronic Idiopathic Orofacial Pain, and several forms of oropharyngeal cancer or nasopharyngeal cancer may require a multidisciplinary approach. In addition to the suggested pharmacological or interventional mechanisms for pain relief, the use of complementary approaches may alleviate the noxious stimuli. Providing care and support to the patient and his relatives or caregivers may be effective if applied in Pain Clinics, following a proper and consistent palliative care scheme which can improve the quality of life the patient enduring chronic neuropathic orofacial pain.
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Health Sciences
Chronic orofacial pain, Trigeminal neuralgia, Glossopharyngeal neuralgia, Burning mouth syndrome (Stomatodynia), Post-herpetic neuralgia, Atypical odontalgia, Chronic idiopathic orofacial pain, Cancer, Pain clinics, Palliative care
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