PAINFUL NEUROPATHY OF THE LINGUAL NERVE – A CASE REPORT
; Merkur University Hospital, Vuk Vrhovac Clinic for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Zagreb, and Bjelovar University of Applied Sciences, Bjelovar, Croatia
; Sveti Duh University Hospital, Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, Zagreb, University of Osijek, School of Medicine, Osijek, Croatian Catholic University, Zagreb and Bjelovar University of Applied Sciences, Bjelovar, Croatia
APA 6th Edition ŠKLEBAR, D. & ŠKLEBAR, I. (2019). Bolna neuropatija lingvalnog živca. Acta medica Croatica, 73 (Suplement 1), 83-86. Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/224665
MLA 8th Edition ŠKLEBAR, DUŠKA and IVAN ŠKLEBAR. "Bolna neuropatija lingvalnog živca." Acta medica Croatica, vol. 73, no. Suplement 1, 2019, pp. 83-86. https://hrcak.srce.hr/224665. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition ŠKLEBAR, DUŠKA and IVAN ŠKLEBAR. "Bolna neuropatija lingvalnog živca." Acta medica Croatica 73, no. Suplement 1 (2019): 83-86. https://hrcak.srce.hr/224665
Harvard ŠKLEBAR, D., and ŠKLEBAR, I. (2019). 'Bolna neuropatija lingvalnog živca', Acta medica Croatica, 73(Suplement 1), pp. 83-86. Available at: https://hrcak.srce.hr/224665 (Accessed 30 September 2020)
Vancouver ŠKLEBAR D, ŠKLEBAR I. Bolna neuropatija lingvalnog živca. Acta medica Croatica [Internet]. 2019 [cited 2020 September 30];73(Suplement 1):83-86. Available from: https://hrcak.srce.hr/224665
IEEE D. ŠKLEBAR and I. ŠKLEBAR, "Bolna neuropatija lingvalnog živca", Acta medica Croatica, vol.73, no. Suplement 1, pp. 83-86, 2019. [Online]. Available: https://hrcak.srce.hr/224665. [Accessed: 30 September 2020]
Abstracts In this paper, we present a case of a female 62-year-old patient with a characteristic clinical picture of chronic neuropathic orofacial pain in the lingual nerve innervation area. During six years of treatment, the patient had undergone numerous diagnostic tests, which were normal. By using different analgesics and co-analgesics, partial analgesia was achieved. The reasons for this could be the lack of appropriate communication with the patient, absence of validated and diagnostic criteria and methods easily applicable in clinical practice, insuffi cient education in pain management through undergraduate medical studies, as well as shortage in analgesics and co-analgesics that would be more effi cient, safer and with fewer side effects. Another major obstacle originates from the mismatch in therapeutic algorithms and prescribing guidelines favored by professional societies and those regulated by the National Institute of Health.