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Title: Orofacial pain of cardiac origin: review literature and clinical cases
Author: López López, José, 1958-
García Vicente, Laia
Jané Salas, Enric
Estrugo-Devesa, Albert
Chimenos Küstner, Eduardo
Roca Elias, Josep
Keywords: Dolor orofacial
Malalties cardiovasculars
Orofacial pain
Cardiovascular diseases
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2012
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: The most common types of orofacial pain originate at the dental or periodontal level or in the musculoskeletal structures. However, the patient may present pain in this region even though the source is located elsewhere in the body. One possible source of heterotopic pain is of cardiac origin. Objectives: Report two cases of orofacial pain of cardiac origin and review the clinical cases described in the literature. Study Design: Description of clinical cases and review of clinical cases. Results and conclusions: Nine cases of atypical pain of cardiac origin are recorded, which include 5 females and 4 males. In craniofacial structures, pain of cardiac origin is usually bilateral. At the craniofacial level, the most frequent location described is in the throat and jaw. Pain of cardiac origin is considered atypical due to its location, although roughly 10% of the cases of cardiac ischemia manifest primarily in craniofacial structures. Finally, the differential diagnosis of pain of odontogenic origin must be taken into account with pain of non-odontogenic origin (muscle, psychogenic, neuronal, cardiac, sinus and neurovascular pain) in order to avoid diagnostic errors in the dental practice as well as unnecessary treatments.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2012, vol. 17, num. 4, p. 538-544
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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