A Case of Unilateral Burning Mouth Syndrome of Neuropathic Origin

Authors

  • Marina de Tommaso PhD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Vito Lavolpe Biol,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Daniela Di Venere MD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Massimo Corsalini MD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Eleonora Vecchio MD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Gianfranco Favia PhD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Michele Sardaro MD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Paolo Livrea PhD,

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Maria Nolano PhD

    1. From the Neurological and Psychiatric Science Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (M. de Tommaso, V. Lavolpe, M. Corsalini, E. Vecchio, M. Sardaro, and P. Livrea); Odontostomatology and Surgery Department, Bari Aldo Moro University, Bari, Italy (D. Di Venere and G. Favia); Neurology Department S. Maugeri Foundation, Medical Center of Telese Terme, Benevento, Italy (M. Nolano).
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  • Conflict of Interest: None

M. de Tommaso, Neurophysiopathology of Pain Unit, Neurological and Psychiatric Sciences Department, Aldo Moro University, Bari, Neurological Building, Policlinico General Hospital, 70124 Bari, Italy.

Abstract

The neuropathic origin of a case of unilateral burning mouth syndrome, previously diagnosed as psychogenic, was ascertained by intra-oral mucosa biopsy, which showed a severe sensory fibers damage, probably caused by maxillary anesthetic block and dental surgery.

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