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Secondary trigeminal neuropathy and neuralgia resulting from pontine infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20434056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Trigeminal neuropathy and neuralgia are most commonly caused by vascular compression. Only 9 cases of trigeminal neuropathy and neuralgia due to pontine infarction have been reported in medical literature. A 68-year-old man presented numbness and sharp pain on the right side of his face. Magnetic resonance imaging showed a wedge-shaped lesion without mass effect adjacent to the root entry zone of the right trigeminal nerve. This is a rare report on a case of pontine infarction causing secondary trigeminal neuropathy and neuralgia.
Makoto Katsuno; Akira Teramoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1532-8511     ISO Abbreviation:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-03     Completed Date:  2010-07-21     Revised Date:  2012-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111633     Medline TA:  J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright (c) 2010 National Stroke Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic / therapeutic use
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal / therapeutic use
Aspirin / therapeutic use
Brain / pathology
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use
Cerebral Infarction / complications*,  pathology
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Pain / drug therapy,  etiology
Pons / pathology*
Trigeminal Nerve / pathology
Trigeminal Nerve Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Trigeminal Neuralgia / etiology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Analgesics, Non-Narcotic; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal; 298-46-4/Carbamazepine; 50-78-2/Aspirin
Comment In:
J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis. 2012 May;21(4):341   [PMID:  21167739 ]

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