Journal of Rhinology 2012;19(2):83-86.
Published online November 30, 2012.
Headache and Facial Pain Related to the Paranasal Sinuses
Seung Kyu Chung
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Sungkyunkwan Univ. Samsung Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
부비동과 연관된 두통과 안면통
성균관대학교 의과대학 삼성서울병원 이비인후과학 교실
Headache, facial pain and fullness are frequent symptoms noted in patients with acute and chronic sinusitis. However, if patients presenting with a sinus headache were to be classified according to the 2nd Edition of The International Headache Classification by The International Headache Society, most would not be diagnosed as having a headache that is secondary to rhinosinusitis. In this review article, the limitations of the classification system of The International Headache Society and the pathophysiology of a sinus headache are reviewed. The future role of the rhinologist is also suggested.
Key Words: Headache;Paranasal Sinus;Facial Pain;Aerosinusitis

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