Clinical course of patients with episodic cluster headache treated with corticosteroids inproximity to the sphenopalatine ganglion : a preliminary study of 23 patients
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Clinical course of patients with episodic cluster headache treated with corticosteroids inproximity to the sphenopalatine ganglion : a preliminary study of 23 patients

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Clinical course of patients with episodic cluster headache treated with corticosteroids inproximity to the sphenopalatine ganglion : a preliminary study of 23 patients

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dc.contributor.author Peñarrocha Diago, María es
dc.contributor.author Boronat López, Araceli es
dc.contributor.author Peñarrocha Oltra, David es
dc.contributor.author Ata-Ali Mahmud, Francisco Javier es
dc.contributor.author Bagán Sebastián, José Vicente es
dc.contributor.author Peñarrocha Diago, Miguel es
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-25T10:17:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-25T10:17:37Z
dc.date.issued 2012 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/59952
dc.description.abstract Objective: A study is made of the clinical course of patients with episodic cluster headache following the injection of corticosteroids in the proximity of the sphenopalatine ganglion of the affected side. Study Design: A retrospective observation study was made corresponding to the period between 2006 and 2010. Patients with episodic cluster headache received corticosteroid infiltrations in the vicinity of the sphenopalatine ganglion. Data were collected to assess the clinical course, quantifying pain intensity and quality of life. A total of 23 patients (11 women and 12 men) with a mean age of 50.4 years (range 25-65) were included. Forty percent of the patients had undergone dental extractions in the quadrant affected by the pain, before the development of episodic cluster headache, and 37.8% underwent extractions in the same quadrant after appearance of the headache. Results: Most of the patients suffered 1-3 attacks a day, with a duration of pain of between 31-90 minutes. The mean pain intensity score during the attacks at the time of the first visit was 8.8 (range 6-10), versus 5.4 (range 3-9) one week after the first corticosteroid injection. On the first visit, 86.9% of the patients reported unbearable pain, versus 21.7% after one week, and a single patient after one month. Conclusions: The evolution of episodic cluster headache is unpredictable and variable, though corticosteroid administration clearly reduces the attacks and their duration. es
dc.source Peñarrocha Diago, María ; Boronat López, Araceli ; Peñarrocha Oltra, David ; Ata-Ali Mahmud, Francisco Javier ; Bagán Sebastián, José Vicente ; Peñarrocha Diago, Miguel. Clinical course of patients with episodic cluster headache treated with corticosteroids inproximity to the sphenopalatine ganglion : a preliminary study of 23 patients. En: Medicina oral, patología oral y cirugía bucal. Ed. inglesa, 17 3 2012: 29- es
dc.title Clinical course of patients with episodic cluster headache treated with corticosteroids inproximity to the sphenopalatine ganglion : a preliminary study of 23 patients es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.identifier.doi 10.4317/medoral.17578 es

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