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166 Possible Causes for Unilateral Facial Pain

  • Acute Sinusitis

    Sinusitis in adults – Purulent unilateral or bilateral discharge, nasal obstruction and – Facial unilateral or bilateral pain that increases when bending over; painful pressure[medicalguidelines.msf.org] Signs/Symptoms Facial Pain and tenderness The pain may be unilateral or bilateral and is felt over the cheek, although it can radiate to the forehead, teeth.[dundeemedstudentnotes.wordpress.com] , facial pain above or below both eyes on leaning forward, and maxillary toothache.[aafp.org]

  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare cause of episodic unilateral facial pain and often in the initial presentation dental causes need to be eliminated, as it frequently presents[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Trigeminal neuralgia is a syndrome of paroxysmal excruciating, lancinating unilateral facial pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia is a syndrome of paroxysmal excruciating, lancinating unilateral facial pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cluster Headache

    Although the pain is usually located about the eye or temple, it may be more intense in the neck or facial areas.[practicalpainmanagement.com] These characteristics are: A history of at least 5 attacks that fulfil all of criteria 2–5; Headaches with the following pain characteristics: Severe to very severe unilateral[myvmc.com] Case reports of "CH sine headache" have described patients with episodes of unilateral facial autonomic dysfunction without pain [ 25, 26 ], but this is very rare.[pubmedcentral.nih.gov]

  • Atypical Facial Pain

    METHOD: Thirteen patients with unilateral facial pain and septal contact points with lateral nasal wall structures who met our inclusion criteria were selected for endoscopic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] facial pain that failed pharmacological and surgical interventions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Jujani, an 11th century Arab physician, mentions in his writings unilateral facial pain causing spasms and anxiety.[medlink.com]

  • Maxillary Sinusitis

    Although diverticular perforation and diverticulitis is usually a straightforward diagnosis, an occasional case can be difficult. In this report, we describe a patient who initially presented with symptoms suggestive of maxillary sinusitis and hip fracture. Findings of subcutaneous craniofacial emphysema eventually led to[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Sialadenitis

    Abstract We present a rare case of acute postoperative sialadenitis or "anesthesia mumps" necessitating emergent intubation in a 16-year-old girl after biopsy of a brainstem mass under general anesthesia. Postoperative computed tomography of the brain demonstrated extensive right-sided facial swelling, parotid[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Temporal Arteritis

    Giant-cell arteritis (GCA), also called temporal arteritis, is an inflammatory disease of blood vessels. Symptoms may include headache, pain over the temples, flu-like symptoms, double vision, and difficulty opening the mouth. Complication can include blockage of the artery to the eye with resulting blindness, aortic[…][en.wikipedia.org]

  • Periapical Abscess

    Periapical abscess occurs as a result of bacterial infection of the tooth and the surrounding structures, most commonly on the grounds of dental caries and tooth decay. Focal inflammation and abscesses can produce intense pain, and the diagnosis can be achieved through physical examination. Treatment includes[…][symptoma.com]

  • Dental Disorder

    Dental Caries (Tooth Decay) Dental caries or cavities, more commonly known as tooth decay, are caused by a breakdown of the tooth enamel. This breakdown is the result of bacteria on teeth that breakdown foods and produce acid that destroys tooth enamel and results in tooth decay. Although dental caries are[…][cdc.gov]

  • Facial Hemiatrophy

    Ellis-van Creveld (EVC) syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive congenital disorder characterized by chondrodysplasia and polydactyly, ectodermal dysplasia and congenital defects of the heart. We present here a case of a 16-year-old short-limbed dwarf with skeletal deformities and bilateral postaxial polydactyly,[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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