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Painful trigeminal neuropathy caused by severe mandibular resorption and nerve compression in a patient with systemic sclerosis: case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11027382     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systemic sclerosis is a multi-system disorder characterized by abundant fibrosis of the skin, blood vessels, and visceral organs. Although resorption of the mandible has been commonly observed and reported, we found no report of resorption leading to a painful neuropathy of the inferior alveolar nerve. We report a case of a patient with systemic sclerosis, severe resorption of the angles, and inferior alveolar border of the mandible, resulting in a compression neuropathy of the inferior alveolar nerve. Diagnostic tests, medical treatment, and surgical treatment are discussed, and the relevant literature is reviewed.
D K Fischoff; D Sirois
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  90     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2000 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-11-17     Completed Date:  2000-11-17     Revised Date:  2013-06-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
UMDNJ New Jersey Dental School, Division of Oral Medicine, Newark, NJ, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Acetates / therapeutic use
Analgesics / therapeutic use
Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use
Bone Resorption / etiology
CREST Syndrome / complications*
Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids*
Mandibular Diseases / complications*,  etiology*
Mandibular Nerve
Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications,  etiology*
Trigeminal Neuralgia / drug therapy,  etiology*
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Acetates; 0/Amines; 0/Analgesics; 0/Anticonvulsants; 0/Cyclohexanecarboxylic Acids; 56-12-2/gamma-Aminobutyric Acid; 6CW7F3G59X/gabapentin

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