Differential diagnosis of orofacial pain II: associated with neurovascular, vascular and musculoskeletal disorders


  • Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz Nova Southeastern University, Florida




Pain, Orofacial pain, Differential diagnosis, Headache, Migrane, Tension type headache, Cluster headache, cranial arteritis, Carotidyna, Temporomandibular disorders, Myofascial pain, Fibromyalgia


This article is the second of three articles which describes the different pathologic conditions that should be considered in the establishment of a correct differential diagnosis in the patients presenting pain in the orofacial region. Neurovascular (migraines, cluster headaches, paroximal hemicranea), vascular (temporal ateritis, carotidinya) and musculoskeletal (tension type headache, temporomandibular disorders, myofascial pain, fibromyalgia, spinocervical disorders) disorders will be reviewed.

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Rodolfo Acosta-Ortiz, Nova Southeastern University, Florida

Dentist, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia. Training in Temporomandibular Disorder and Orofacial Pain, Master of Science in Oral Sciences and Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, USA Adjunct Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, College of Dental Medicine, NOVA Southeastern University, Florida, USA.


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Acosta-Ortiz, R. (2020). Differential diagnosis of orofacial pain II: associated with neurovascular, vascular and musculoskeletal disorders. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 13(1), 17–28. https://doi.org/10.17533/udea.rfo.343848

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