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National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery
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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 71-73

Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to posterior fossa tumor

1 Department of OMFS, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, GIDA, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Radiology Department, Aryavart MRI Centre, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Neurology Department, Nangalia Hospital, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Mamta Agrawal
Department of OMFS, Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, GIDA, Gorakhpur - 273 001, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-5950.69161

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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is by no means an uncommon entity presenting as typical or atypical pain syndrome with a standard treatment protocol consisting of medical and surgical therapies. The diagnosis of TN is mainly dependent on the characteristics of symptoms conveyed by the patient and the clinical presentation. Careful history taking, proper interpretation of the signs and symptoms and cranial nerve assessment are necessary for proper diagnosis. Here, we report a case of TN, treated for dental problems and then for neuralgia with only short-term relief. Subsequently, the patient underwent neuroimaging and was found to be having an uncommon space-occupying lesion in the posterior cranial fossa.

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