Neuralgia del trigémino provocada por un tumor del ángulo ponto-cerebeloso contralateral. Caso clínico

Chamadoira, C.; Cerejo, A.; Duarte, F.; Vaz, R.
February 2010
Revista Neurocirugia;feb2010, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p50
Academic Journal
Case Study
In most cases, trigeminal neuralgia is due to compression of the trigeminal nerve in the zone of entrance at the pons by vascular structures. About 1% of cases, have trigeminal neuralgia associated with the presence of ipsilateral lesion of cerebellar-pontine angle. Rarely, trigeminal neuralgia may be due to contralateral posterior fossa tumors. We present a case of a 37-year- old patient who presented with right trigeminal neuralgia and harboured a left acoustic neuroma of significant dimension. Facial pain completely disappeared after tumor removal.


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