Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Tumor With Normal Exam, Responsive to Carbamazepine
Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 164–166, March 1991
How to Cite
Metzer, W. S. (1991), Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Tumor With Normal Exam, Responsive to Carbamazepine. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 31: 164–166. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1991.hed3103164.x
- Issue online: 20 MAY 2005
- Version of Record online: 20 MAY 2005
- Accepted for Publication: January 22, 1991.
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- Trigeminal neuralgia;
Trigeminal neuralgia is most commonly idiopathic, although it can be associated with multiple sclerosis. Tumors are rare causes of trigeminal neuralgia. A case is presented of trigeminal neuralgia with normal neurological examination and responsive to carbamazepine, secondary to a cerebellopontine angle meningioma.Literature relative to neoplastic etiologies of trigeminal neuralgia is reviewed. The role of electrodiagnostic testingin the evaluation of trigeminal neuralgia is considered. A normal neurological examination and responsiveness to carbamazepine do not exclude tumor as an etiology of trigeminal neuralgia.