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Unusual cases of trigeminal neuralgia treated by gamma knife radiosurgury. Report of two case

Authors
 Jin Woo Chang  ;  Jae Young Choi  ;  Young Sul Yoon  ;  Yong Gou Park  ;  Sang Sup Chung 
Citation
 JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, Vol.97(S5) : 533-535, 2002 
Journal Title
 JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY 
ISSN
 0022-3085 
Issue Date
2002
MeSH
Adult ; Female ; Humans ; Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; Middle Aged ; Neuritis/complications ; Neuritis/virology ; Pons ; Radiosurgery* ; Trigeminal Neuralgia/etiology* ; Trigeminal Neuralgia/pathology ; Trigeminal Neuralgia/surgery*
Abstract
The purpose of this paper was to present two cases of secondary trigeminal neuralgia (TN) with an unusual origin and lesion location. In two cases TN was caused by lesions along the course of the trigeminal nerve within the pons and adjacent to the fourth ventricle. Both cases presented with typical TN. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed linear or wedge-shaped lesions adjacent to the fourth ventricle, extending anterolaterally and lying along the pathway of the intraaxial trigeminal fibers. The involvement of the nucleus of the spinal trigeminal tract and of the principal sensory trigeminal nucleus with segmental demyelination are suggested as possible causes for trigeminal pain in these cases. It is postulated that these lesions are the result of an old viral neuritis. The patients underwent gamma knife radiosurgery and their clinical responses have been encouraging to date.
DOI
10.3171/jns.2002.97.supplement
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurosurgery (신경외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Chang, Jin Woo(장진우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2717-0101
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/143781
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