SUNCT syndrome: Case report and literature review

Rafael Benoliel, Y. Sharav

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The case of a woman with short neuralgiform paroxysmal pain of 2 years duration is described. Pain attacks were always accompanied by ipsilateral lacrimation and conjunctival injection. Standard anti-neuralgic therapy, amitriptyline and indomethacin, failed to eliminate or reduce pain. At the end of a 30-month active period the patient seemed to have gone into remission. We believe this to be a case of short-lasting, unilateral, neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT), the first reported in the dental literature and the 24th in the general medical literature. The differential diagnosis of the case and relevant literature are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalOral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)


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