What are the classifications of sinogenic facial pain and headache?

Updated: Jan 29, 2020
  • Author: Tejas Raval, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Most sinonasal pain is referred and is deep, aching, and usually nonpulsatile. The location of pain can help localize which sinus may be particularly involved, as follows: [9]

  • Frontal sinus - Frontal, vertex, and retro-orbital pain

  • Maxillary sinus - Malar region and upper teeth pain

  • Ethmoid sinus - Nasion and retro-orbital pain and pain that radiates to the temporal area

  • Sphenoid sinus - Vertex, occipital, frontal, and retro-orbital pain


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