From the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Neurology, Taipei, Taiwan (Drs. Y-W. Lin and Weng); and Buddhist Xindian Tzu Chi General Hospital, Neurology, Xindian City, Taipei, Taiwan (Dr. S-K. Lin).
Fatal Paranasal Sinusitis Presenting as Trigeminal Neuralgia
Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 174–178, January 2006
How to Cite
Lin, Y.-W., Lin, S.-K. and Weng, I.-H. (2006), Fatal Paranasal Sinusitis Presenting as Trigeminal Neuralgia. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 46: 174–178. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2006.00316_5.x
- Issue published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Article first published online: 10 JAN 2006
- Accepted for publication July 27, 2005.
- trigeminal neuralgia;
- paranasal sinusitis;
- intracranial complications
Trigeminal neuralgia is rare in patients with paranasal sinusitis. The authors describe a case of paranasal sinusitis that appeared as an insidious onset of trigeminal neuralgia along the distribution of ophthalmic and maxillary branches, followed by rapid intracranial invasion with temporal meningoencephalitis and subdural empyema, and finally a fatal outcome.