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A case of intractable facial pain secondary to metastatic lung cancer.

Authors
  • Ruffatti, Silvia
  • Zanchin, Giorgio
  • Maggioni, Ferdinando
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2008
Volume
29
Issue
2
Pages
117–119
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10072-008-0871-z
PMID: 18483710
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Persistent idiopathic facial pain, once called atypical facial pain, rarely anticipates the detection of a lung carcinoma. Thirty-six cases of intractable facial pain secondary to lung neoplasm are described in the literature. The onset of facial pain usually precedes the onset of symptoms and signs due to lung cancer by several months and therefore it should be considered, when present, as a possible marker for an early diagnosis of tumour. We report a case of intractable facial pain associated with metastatic lung cancer in a non-smoker.

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