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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: OFPH
Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache

Edited by Barry J. Sessle, BDS, MDS, BSc, PhD, FRSC

Official Journal of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain,
the European, Asian, and Ibero-Latin Academies of Craniomandibular
Disorders, and the Australian Academy of Orofacial Pain

ISSN 2333-0384 (print) • ISSN 2333-0376 (online)

Publication:
Spring 2014
Volume 28 , Issue 2

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Bilateral Stellate Ganglion Blockade for Recalcitrant Oral Pain from Burning Mouth Syndrome: A Case Report

David R. Walega, MD/Clark Smith, MD, MPH/Joel B. Epstein, DMD, MSD, FRCD(C)

Pages: 171175
DOI: 10.11607/ofph.1165

Burning Mouth Syndrome (BMS) is a chronic painful disorder characterized by unremitting bilateral burning oral pain often associated with taste abnormalities and complaints of dry mouth. The diagnosis is made by history and symptom presentation in the absence of an identifiable cause or oral lesion. It is commonly seen in perimenopausal women but is also seen in men, and is considered a smallfiber neuropathy. Management can be challenging and few effective treatments are available. This article presents a case report of stellate ganglion blockade as a treatment for recalcitrant pain from BMS. J Oral Facial Pain Headache 2014;28:171175. doi: 10.11607/ofph.1165

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