Painful posttraumatic trigeminal neuropathy: A case report of relief with topiramate

Rafael Benoliel, Yair Sharav, Eli Eliav

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Abstract

A case of chronic neuropathic pain in the infraorbital region following an untreated displaced zygomatic fracture is presented. The case responded favorably to topiramate and sensory testing revealed signs of nerve damage that remained unchanged over the follow-up period (six months) parallel to an analgesic effect. The clinical pharmacology of topiramate, which is reviewed, includes enhanced neuronal stability and neuroprotection, making it a possible candidate in the treatment of painful orofacial neuropathies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-62
Number of pages6
JournalCranio
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)

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