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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2015, Article ID 462569, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/462569
Case Report

Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Meningioma

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, DMIMSU, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, India
2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Dental College & Research Center (VSPM DCRC), Nagpur, India
3Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Dental College & Research Center (VSPM DCRC), Nagpur, India

Received 12 January 2015; Revised 3 June 2015; Accepted 22 June 2015

Academic Editor: Yasuhiro Morimoto

Copyright © 2015 Premeshwar Niwant et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve that causes episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain that lasts from few seconds to few minutes in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed. More than one nerve branch can be affected by the disorder. We report an unusual case of trigeminal neuralgia affecting right side of face presenting atypical features of neuralgia and not responding to the usual course of treatment. The magnetic resonance imaging study of brain revealed a large extra-axial mass involving right cerebellopontine angle region causing moderate pressure effect on trigeminal nerve and brain stem. The aim of this case report is to show a tumor of cerebellopontine angle, presenting clinically as atypical trigeminal neuralgia.