Facial pain with intracranial aneurysm

Trotter, M. I.; Choksey, M. S.
September 2000
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Sep2000, Vol. 93 Issue 9, p479
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article examines the distinctive characteristics of atypical facial pain and trigeminal neuralgia, which can be determined by recurrent, brief but intense spasms that could arise from neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis and vascular disorders. A case of a 52-year-old woman with a history of irregular facial pain is presented.


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