Bilateral stellate ganglion blockade for recalcitrant oral pain from burning mouth syndrome: A case report

David R. Walega*, Clark Smith, Joel B. Epstein

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Burning mouth syndrome
  • Neuropathic pain stellate ganglion injection
  • Small-fiber neuropathy
  • Trigeminal nerve

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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