Title

Central Pain Mimicking Trigeminal Neuralgia as a Result of Lateral Medullary Ischemic Stroke

Publication/Presentation Date

2019

Abstract

Background. Central pain mimicking trigeminal neuralgia (TN) as a result of lateral medullary infarction or Wallenberg syndrome has been rarely reported. Case Report. We discuss a patient who presented with a lateral medullary infarct and shortly after developed facial pain mimicking TN. We also elaborate on the anatomical pathway of the trigeminal nerve explaining facial pain as a result of a lateral medullary lesion. Discussion. Clinicians should be aware of this typical complication of lateral medullary infarct in order to attain proper management and work-up.

Comments

https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crinm/2019/4235724/

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License

Disciplines

Neurology

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine Faculty, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article

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