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July 1986

Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy of the Face: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Management Center, UCLA School of Medicine (Drs Jaeger and Kroening); and the Neurobiology and Anesthesiology Branch, National Institute of Dental Research, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md (Dr Singer).

Arch Neurol. 1986;43(7):693-695. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520070049017

• Reflex sympathetic dystrophy of the face is an infrequently reported cause of chronic facial pain. We report the cases of two patients who were diagnosed and treated by sympathetic blockade of the stellate ganglion. Pathophysiologic mechanisms and rationale for treatment are discussed.

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