Glossary for Facial pain
Medical terms related to Facial pain or mentioned in this section include:
- Acoustic neuroma: A rare benign tumor that forms in the hearing canal. Can cause tinnitus, progressive hearing loss, headaches, facial numbness, papilledema, dizziness and an unsteady walk. Speaking and swallowing difficulty can occur in advanced stages. Also called acoustic neurilemoma, acoustic neurinoma and acoustic neurofibroma.
- Adenoiditis: Infection of the adenoids in the nasal-throat region
- Angina: Angina is a particular type of pain related to heart conditions
- Arthritis: A condition which is characterized by the inflammation of a joint
- Atrophic rhinitis: Type of rhinitis caused by thinning nasal membranes
- Bell's palsy: A one sided muscle paralysis of sudden onset due to a problem with the facial nerve
- Benign astrocytoma: Benign tumors that occur in the brain or spinal cord. Symptoms and severity depends on the location and size of the tumors.
- Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Brow ache: The occurrence of an ache located in the brow
- Brow pain: Pain along the brow area.
- Cellulitis: inflammation of the subcutaneous fat
- Cerebral Arteriosclerosis: Hardening or blockage of arteries in the brain.
- Cerebrovascular symptoms: Symptoms related to the brain's arteries
- Cheek pain: A feeling of distress and agony caused by the stimulation of pain nerve endings in the cheek
- Cheek symptoms: Symptoms affecting the cheek region
- Chickenpox: Common viral infection.
- Cholesteatoma: Uncommon middle ear condition
- Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania: Chronic paroxysmal hemicrania normally consists of multiple severe yet short headache attacks. These attacks normally will only affect one side of the cranium.
- Closed-angle glaucoma: A severe form of glaucoma needing emergency treatment to avoid blindness.
- Cluster headache: Also known as alarm headache, more common in young men, presents with unilateral headache, rhinorrhea and lacrimation
- Common symptoms: The most common symptoms
- Conjunctivitis: A condition which is characterized by inflammation of the conjunctiva
- Cooperman-Miura syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by various oral anomalies such as malocclusion, recessed jaw, narrowed breathing airways and irritation of the back of the tongue and uvula. The recessed jaw causes the tongue and uvula to be too close together which leads to irritation.
- Cranial neuralgia: Pain occurring along the root of the cranial nerves
- Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
- Dental abscess: Abscess of tooth, gum, or jawbone
- Dental conditions: Conditions that affect ones dentition
- Dental pain: Any pain that is caused by ones dentition
- Dental symptoms: Symptoms affecting teeth or mouth area.
- Dentatorubral pallidoluysian disorder: Pain occurring along the root of the cranial nerves
- Depressive symptoms: Inappropriate depressed mood.
- Eagle's syndrome: A group of symptoms caused by calcification of the stylohyoid ligament and an abnormally long styloid process. The styloid process is a bone at the base of the skull which is attached to muscles and ligaments connected to the throat and tongue. If this bone is too long then actions such as swallowing and turning the head can cause pain and discomfort. The cause of the condition is unknown but trauma and inflammation may be the cause in some cases.
- Ear conditions: Any condition that affects the ear
- Earache: Pain in the ear called "otalgia"
- Epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma: A rare slow-growing type of cancer that occurs in the salivary duct - usually the parotid gland. The cancer tends to occur in older patients. The cancer tends to reoccur readily and can metastasize.
- Esthesioneuroblastoma: A rare type of tumor that occurs in the upper nasal cavity. The tumor may obstruct one or both nostrils.
- Eye conditions: Any condition that affects the eyes
- Eye pain: Pain in the eye.
- Eye symptoms: Symptoms affecting the eye
- Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
- Facial fracture: Fracture of a bone in the face
- Facial pain: Pain affecting the face
- Facial pain in children: Facial pain in children includes any type of discomfort in the face of a child.
- Forehead pain: Headache is one of the most common symptoms encountered on a daily basis by the physician.
- Glaucoma: A condition which affects the eye and characterized by an increase in the intraocular pressure
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Headache: Pain affecting the head or brain area.
- Herpetic keratitis: A corneal inflammation due to a herpes virus - either herpes simplex or herpes zoster virus.
- Hysteria: hysteria describes a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses
- Iritis: Inflammation of the iris
- Jaw conditions: Conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (the jaw).
- Malignant Teratocarcinosarcoma: A rare type of cancer that involves connective (bone, cartilage, fat) and epithelial (skin and lining of internal organs) tissue and tends to be of a large size. It often tends to occur in the nose, pharynx and sinus areas. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the tumor.
- Migraine: Severe complex headaches that occur periodically
- Mouth conditions: Any condition that affects the mouth
- Mouth infections: Infection of the mouth
- Mouth ulcers: Ulcers or sores in the mouth region.
- Mucoepidermoid: A mucoepidermoid is a type of cancer which is found primarily in the salivary glands (major and minor) but can be found in other glands such as the tear glands, breast gland and thyroid. The cancer develops from squamous, mucus-secreting and intermediate cells.
- Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma: A mucoepidermoid carcinoma is a type of cancer which is found primarily in the salivary glands (major and minor) but can be found in other glands such as the tear glands, breast gland and thyroid. The cancer develops from squamous, mucus-secreting and intermediate cells.
- Mucormycosis: An infectious disease caused by fungus from the order Mucorales which is normally found in the soil and in decaying plant matter. Transmission is usually through the inhalation of spores. It is generally harmless to healthy individuals but can cause infection in patients who are immunocompromised or who have a serious chronic illness such as uncontrolled diabetes. Symptoms and severity can vary considerable depending on the part of the body the infection occurs in - gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs, central nervous system, eye orbit and the paranasal sinuses.
- Multiple Sclerosis: Autoimmune attack on spinal nerves causing diverse and varying neural problems.
- Mumps: An acute viral disease that causes the salivary glands to become swollen, sore and inflamed. Immunization had greatly reduced the incidence of this disease.
- Muscle contraction headache: Headache from tension or muscle contraction.
- Muscle spasm: The occurrence of a sudden prolonged and uncontrolled contraction of a muscle
- Nasopharyngeal carcinoma: A malignant cancer that occurs in the nasopharynx area which is the upper part of the throat. Often there are no symptoms until the cancer has metastasized to other parts of the body such as the neck.
- Nasopharynx cancer: A condition which is characterized a malignancy located in the nasopharynx
- Neck conditions: Any condition that affects the neck
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neuralgia: Severe burning or stabbing pain.
- Neurofibromatosis-2: Genetic disorder often leading to tumors on nerves.
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Neuroma: Any tumor arising from nervous system cells.
- Non-Food Allergy -- Cockroach: A cockroach allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to cockroaches, in particular their saliva, outer shell, eggs and feces. The specific symptoms that can result can vary amongst patients.
- Nose conditions: Any condition that affects the nose
- Nose symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nose
- Occupational Cancer -- Nasal Cavity and Sinus cancer: Occupational exposure to wood dust can increase the risk of developing nasal cavity and sinus cancer.
- Orbit tumor: A condition which is characterized by the occurrence of a tumour in the eye
- Paget's disease of bone: A chronic, slowly progressing bone disorder where the bone is destroyed rapidly and replaced by abnormal bone which is dense and fragile.
- Pain: Any type of pain sensation symptoms.
- Pain Disorder: Somatoform disorder causing pain
- Paranasal sinus cancer, adult: Cancer that develops in the paranasal sinus which are spaces behind the cheeks and nose.
- Postherpetic neuralgia: A condition which is characterized by persistent burning pain and hyperesthesia along the distribution of a cutaneous nerve
- Primary angle closure glaucoma: This is a closed angle type of glaucoma, caused by contact between the iris and trabecular meshwork, which in turn obstructs outflow of the aqueous humor from the eye.
- Psychogenic pain: Pain experienced by a person that is disproportional to the painful stimuli and associated with psychological stressors.
- Rhino-orbito-cerebral phycomycosis: Fungal infection of the brain, nose and brain. Infection usually occurs through inhalation of fungal spores and the condition is result in rapid death. It tends to occur in severely ill patients such as those suffering from severe diabetes, carcinomatosis, ketoacidosis or bacterial infections.
- Rhinocerebral mucormycosis: A rare opportunistic infection that tends to occur mainly in the brain and sinuses. The condition is usually fatal and generally only affects immunocompromised people such as patients with leukemia, lymphoma or those that have had organ transplants or chemotherapy. The infectious agent is saprophytic fungi.
- Rhinocerebral zygomycosis: An infectious disease caused by fungus from the orders Mucorales and Entomophthorales which are normally found in the soil and in decaying plant matter. The infection differs from mucormycosis which only involves the order Mucorales. Transmission is usually through the inhalation of spores. It is generally harmless to healthy individuals but can cause infection in patients who are immunocompromised or who have a serious chronic illness such as uncontrolled diabetes. Symptoms and severity can vary considerable depending on the part of the body the infection occurs in - gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs, central nervous system, eye orbit and the paranasal sinuses. Rhinocerebral zygomycosis involves infection of the paranasal sinuses and the central nervous system.
- Rhizopus: A genus of fungus
- Rollet syndrome: A rare disorder involving damage to a part of the eye orbit resulting in eye problems and skin sensation abnormalities involving the forehead, temples and top of the head.
- Salivary gland cancer, adult: Cancer of the salivary glands in adults. Salivary glands are glands that produce saliva to facilitate the process of chewing, swallowing and digesting food.
- Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
- Sensory symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sensory systems.
- Shingles: Infectious viral infection occuring years after chickenpox infection.
- Sinus cancer: Cancer that originates from the mucosal tissue lining the sinus cavities or rarely from the bone itself.
- Sinus disorder:
- Sinus infection: Infection of the sinus cavity.
- Sinus symptoms: Symptoms affecting the sinuses
- Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
- Sjogren's Syndrome: Autoimmune disease damaging the eye tear ducts and other glands.
- Sphenoid Sinusitis: Accumulation of mucoid secretions in the sphenoid sinus located deep to the nose, often with subsequent colonisation and infection by bacteria, viruses or fungi
- Stroke symptoms: Brain-related symptoms of bleeding or blockage.
- Sudden onset of facial pain: Sudden onset of facial pain refers to the rapid development of facial discomfort .
- Superior orbital fissure syndrome: A neurological condition that can result from a fracture of the orbital fissure which is a cleft that lies behind the nose. The disorder that can also result from facial fractures, cavernous sinus infections or retrobulbar tumors or infections. Damage to the nerves that pass through the orbital fissure causes the symptoms.
- TMJ Syndrome: Disorder of the jaw joint
- Temporal arteritis: Inflamed head artery causing headache.
- Temporomandibular disorders: Conditions affecting the temporomandibular joint (the jaw).
- Thalamic Syndrome (Dejerine Roussy): A rare neurological condition where damage to the part of the brain that controls sensation (thalamus) results in excessive pain in response to mild stimulation or reduced sensation. The limbs and face are the parts of the body most often affected.
- Tooth abscess: Pus-filled abscess of a tooth
- Tooth infection: Infection of the tooth.
- Toothache: Ache or pain affecting a tooth
- Trigeminal neuralgia: Trigeminal neuralgia is a very painful inflammation of the nerve (trigeminal nerve) that delivers sensations to the face and "surface" of the eye.
- Uveitic Glaucoma: The association of uveitis and glaucoma, describes it as arthritic iritis followed by glaucoma and blindness.
- Vision changes: Any change in vision or sight.
- Wegener's granulomatosis: A rare disease involving blood vessel inflammation which can affect the blood flow to various tissues and organs and hence cause damage. The respiratory system and the kidneys are the main systems affected.
- Whiplash Injuries: An injury to the neck when the neck is rapidly forced backward and then forwards or vice versa. It most commonly occurs in vehicle accidents when the vehicle is stopped abruptly or pushed forwards suddenly.
- Zygomycosis: An infectious disease caused by fungus from the orders Mucorales and Entomophthorales which are normally found in the soil and in decaying plant matter. The infection differs from mucormycosis which only involves the order Mucorales. Transmission is usually through the inhalation of spores. It is generally harmless to healthy individuals but can cause infection in patients who are immunocompromised or who have a serious chronic illness such as uncontrolled diabetes. Symptoms and severity can vary considerable depending on the part of the body the infection occurs in - gastrointestinal tract, skin, lungs, central nervous system, eye orbit and the paranasal sinuses.
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