Atypical Facial and Head Pain in Childhood and Adolescence

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Purpose of Review: This review will consider forms of atypical facial and head pain in children and adolescents. A brief and general overview of typical head and facial pains and treatments will be offered. Moreover, atypical head and face pain will be discussed with treatment options. Recent Findings: The most recent literature including case reports will be evaluated; possible pathophysiological mechanisms, resulting disabilities, and family and social impact will be discussed. Summary: General indications for pharmacological treatment will be reviewed, when needed in more disabling cases. Also, non-pharmacological treatments that are especially suitable for this category of patients will be illustrated and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number43
JournalCurrent Pain and Headache Reports
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018


  • Adolescence
  • Atypical head and facial pain
  • Childhood
  • International Headache Classification
  • Treatment options
  • Typical head and facial pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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