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Vertebrobasilar Dolichoectasia as a Cause of Trigeminal Neuralgia. A Case Report

By Ada Sánchez Lozano, Didiesdle Herrera Alonso and Ricardo Verdecia Fraga

Abstract

Vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia as a cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a condition whose true incidence is still unknown. These cases have been estimated between 2 to 6% of them all. Clinical manifestations can be diverse and include stroke, cognitive symptoms and facial hemispasm. We present the case of a 68 years old male patient with white skin and a history of hypertension and trigeminal neuralgia ailment that attained second and third branches for about 10 years of evolution and refractory to medical treatment. In the studies performed, vertebrobasilar dolichoectasia was diagnosed as the cause of pain

Topics: neuralgia del trigémino, insuficiencia vertebrobasilar, Medicine (General), R5-920, Medicine, R
Publisher: Centro Provincial de Información de las Ciencias Médicas en Cienfuegos
Year: 2012
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:cf1ae012040e4ef1a259934624ce2b1b
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