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Revista Española de Cirugía Oral y Maxilofacial

On-line version ISSN 2173-9161Print version ISSN 1130-0558


PONS GARCIA, M.A.  and  MORENO GARCIA, C.. Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to cholesterol granuloma of the petrous bone apex. Rev Esp Cirug Oral y Maxilofac [online]. 2009, vol.31, n.5, pp.343-347. ISSN 2173-9161.

Trigeminal Neuralgia is an uncommon entity. The patients report hypoesthesia and/or dysesthesia of the second and third ramus of trigeminal nerve, while neuralgia is very rare.1 Its association with systemic diseases of connective tissue is well know.2 It has been described as being associated with different lesions of the central nervous system, especially with the posterior cavity or cranial base tumors, as well as jaw neoplasias.3,4 We presented a patient with hypoesthesia V2-V3 and hemi facial paroxysmal pain secondary to lesion of petrous apex of temporal bone.

Keywords : Trigeminal neuropathy; Orofacial hypoalgesia; Petrous apex of temporal bone.

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