From Marmara University Medical Faculty, Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Turkey (Drs Peker, Sun, Pamir) and Kocaeli University, Radiology, Izmit, Turkey (Dr Akansel).
Trigeminal Neuralgia Due to Pontine Infarction
Article first published online: 10 NOV 2004
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 44, Issue 10, pages 1043–1045, November 2004
How to Cite
Peker, S., Akansel, G., Sun, I. and Pamir, N. M. (2004), Trigeminal Neuralgia Due to Pontine Infarction. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 44: 1043–1045. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2004.4200_1.x
- Issue published online: 10 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 10 NOV 2004
- Accepted for publication May 19, 2004.
- trigeminal neuralgia
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is most commonly caused by vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve root entry zone. Secondary trigeminal neuralgia due to ischemic lesion of the pons is very rare. Here we report a patient with a pontine infarct transecting the central trigeminal pathways resulting with trigeminal neuralgia.