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Volume 9 , Issue 3
Summer 1995

Pages 276-284


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

Moncada/Graff-Radford


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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