Auriculotemporal Neuralgia Secondary to TMJ Synovial Cyst: A Rare Presentation of a Rare Entity


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Synovial cysts of the temporomandibular joint are rare, and to our knowledge, only 14 cases have been reported. The most common presentation is local pain and swelling. We present a case of a synovial cyst presenting with neuralgia in the distribution of the auriculotemporal nerve, initially misdiagnosed as trigeminal neuralgia.