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Numbness over the distribution of trigeminal nerve-trigeminal trophic syndrome or viral neuritis: a diagnostic dilemma!
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PMID:  23851893     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Numbness and ulceration of the face, particularly erosion of ala of the nose, sometimes occur after sensory denervation in the territory of the divisions of the trigeminal nerve. The incidence is uncertain and usually follows surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia. Such condition is known as trigeminal trophic syndrome (TTS), although some authors believe it to be a special form of dermatitis artefacta. Trigeminal trophic syndrome most commonly affects adults, after iatrogenic, vascular, viral, or neoplastic damage to the trigeminal nerve. We present a rare case of TTS in a 32-year-old woman who was referred to us with progressive numbness in the right upper and lower lip region.
Authors:
Pankaj Patil; Sanjay Chandan; Vikram Singh; Kiran Gadre; Rajshekhar Halli; Pushkar Gadre
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  24     ISSN:  1536-3732     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-07-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e432-4     Citation Subset:  D    
Affiliation:
From the *Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Deemed University, Karad; †Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bharati Vidyapeeth University Dental College and Hospital, Pune; and ‡Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Wardha, Maharashta, India.
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