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Trigeminal Neuralgia as the Sole Symptom of Pancreatic Cancer
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012
© 2012 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 1, pages 165–167, January 2013
How to Cite
Dach, F., Oliveira, F. A. A., dos Santos, A. C. and Speciali, J. G. (2013), Trigeminal Neuralgia as the Sole Symptom of Pancreatic Cancer. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 165–167. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2012.02246.x
- Issue published online: 8 JAN 2013
- Article first published online: 10 SEP 2012
- trigeminal neuralgia;
- pancreatic cancer;
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition characterized by brief electric shock-like pains in the topography of the trigeminal nerve. The most common cause of this disorder is the compression of the trigeminal nerve root by tortuous or aberrant vessels. In this report, we describe a patient who presented due to paroxysmal and excruciating facial pain that was found to be secondary to pancreatic cancer.