Characteristics of the BMS patients 6 months after MB treatment. VAS = Visual Analogic Scale (VAS). USF/SSF = Unstimulated and Stimulated Salivary Flow.
|Patient 1||Patient 2||Patient 3||Patient 4||Patient 5|
|Quality of pain||No pain||No pain||No pain||Slight burning pain relieved during mealtimes||Slight burning, relieved during mealtimes|
|VAS Pain score||0||0||0||1||1|
|Dysgueusia||No||No||No||No||Slight metallic taste|
|Xérostomia||No||No||Yes, at waking time, SF normal||No||Yes, the USF was slightly decreased: 0.18 ml/min, but SSF normal: 2 ml/mn|
|Stress/Anxiety||No||No||No||Moderate stress related to family problems and the burning pain||Stress related to the persistent burning pain|
|Quality of life||Good||Good||Good||Moderate but clearly improved since MB treatment||Moderate but clearly improved since MB treatment|
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