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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:
Summer 1995
Volume 9 , Issue 3

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Benign indomethacin-responsive headaches presenting in the orofacial region: Eight case reports

Moncada/Graff-Radford

Pages: 276-284
PMID: 8995927

Indomethacin-responsive headaches can present in the orofacial region. According to the classification of headache by the International Headache Society, indomethacin-responsive headaches include chronic paroxysmal hemicrania, hemicrania continua, benign cough headache, benign exertional headache, and sharp, short-lived headache pain syndrome. The mechanism by which indomethacin produces its therapeutic effects in these headache disorders remains speculative. A review of indomethacin-responsive orofacial pain are reported. Because these headache disorders are rare but may present as facial pain, they should be considered in the differential diagnosis of orofacial pain. A comprehensive evaluation prior to performing irreversible teatments is essential when an idiopathic facial pain presents to the dental clinician.

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