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Dural arteriovenous malformation: an unusual cause of trigeminal neuralgia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17676410     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trigeminal neuralgia has been rarely reported in association with dural arteriovenous malformations (DAVMs). We describe a case of trigeminal neuralgia resulting from compression of the trigeminal nerve at its root entry zone by a large tentorial DAVM. Surgical interruption of the draining vein at its exit from the tentorium resulted in complete angiographic obliteration of the fistula with immediate resolution of the facial pain. We review the literature relevant to this topic and discuss the aetiology and pathophysiology of trigeminal neuralgia as well as the management of tentorial DAVMs.
R Rahme; Y Ali; S Slaba; E Samaha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurochirurgica     Volume:  149     ISSN:  0001-6268     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-27     Completed Date:  2007-10-30     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151000     Medline TA:  Acta Neurochir (Wien)     Country:  Austria    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  937-41; discussion 941     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurosurgery, Saint-Joseph University Faculty of Medicine and Hôtel-Dieu de France, Beirut, Lebanon.
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MeSH Terms
Central Nervous System Vascular Malformations / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Cerebellum / blood supply,  pathology
Cerebral Angiography
Cerebral Arteries / radiography
Cerebral Veins / radiography,  surgery
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Nerve Compression Syndromes / etiology
Neurosurgical Procedures*
Trigeminal Nerve
Trigeminal Neuralgia / etiology*

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