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Perineural invasion of sinonasal lymphoma: a rare cause of trigeminal neuropathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17300375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trigeminal neuropathy is characterized by sensory disturbance of the division of trigeminal nerve, and sometimes is associated with pain. Trigeminal neuropathy secondary to perineural invasion of sinonasal lymphoma is extremely rare. Likewise, sinonasal lymphoma is infrequently demonstrated initially with cranial neuropathy. The present case served to broaden the differential diagnosis of secondary trigeminal neuropathy and to alert clinicians to cautiously assess perineural spread of occult neoplasm in sinonasal tract and larynx or pharynx for cases with evolving trigeminal neuropathy or even other cranial nerve neuropathy in which no definite cause is identified.
Chih-Wei Liang; Ying-Lin Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Headache     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0017-8748     ISO Abbreviation:  Headache     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-15     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  2009-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985091R     Medline TA:  Headache     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  295-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Lymphoma / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Paranasal Sinus Neoplasms / complications*,  diagnosis
Peripheral Nerves / pathology
Trigeminal Nerve Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*

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