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Trigeminal Neuralgia as the Sole Symptom of Pancreatic Cancer

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  • Fabíola Dach PhD,

    1. From the Division of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (F. Dach, F.A.A. Oliveira, J.G. Speciali); Division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (A.C. dos Santos).
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  • Felipe A. A. Oliveira MD,

    1. From the Division of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (F. Dach, F.A.A. Oliveira, J.G. Speciali); Division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (A.C. dos Santos).
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  • Antônio C. dos Santos PhD,

    1. From the Division of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (F. Dach, F.A.A. Oliveira, J.G. Speciali); Division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (A.C. dos Santos).
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  • José G. Speciali PhD

    1. From the Division of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil (F. Dach, F.A.A. Oliveira, J.G. Speciali); Division of Radiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (A.C. dos Santos).
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Abstract

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.

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