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Trigeminal neuralgia from an Arteriovenous malformation: An intra-operative diagnosis

Lookup NU author(s): Ashan Jayasekera, Dr Francesco Vergani, Dr Anil Gholkar OBE, Dr Alistair Jenkins

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Abstract

We report the case of a 72-year-old lady with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) occult arteriovenous malformation (AVM) causing trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The possibility of an AVM when managing patients with TN should be borne in mind. Where possible, decompression of the trigeminal nerve should be attempted, as first-line therapy.


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Author(s): Jayasekera BAP, Vergani F, Gholkar A, Jenkins AJ

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Journal of Neurosurgery

Year: 2015

Volume: 29

Issue: 1

Pages: 113-114

Print publication date: 01/02/2015

Online publication date: 12/09/2014

Acceptance date: 14/08/2014

ISSN (print): 0268-8697

ISSN (electronic): 1360-046X

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/02688697.2014.957159

DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2014.957159


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