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Type: Journal article
Title: Venous sinus thrombosis secondary to tuberculous meningitis: A novel cause of trigeminal neuralgia
Author: Tsimiklis, C.
Gragnaniello, C.
Abou-Hamden, A.
Citation: BMJ Case Reports, 2014; 2014(Nov):2014207238-1-2014207238-4
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
Issue Date: 2014
ISSN: 1757-790X
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Chrisovalantis Athanasios Tsimiklis, Cristian Gragnaniello, Amal Abou-Hamden
Abstract: A 33-year-old Vietnamese man with a history of superior sagittal sinus thrombosis secondary to tuberculous meningitis presented with severe recurrent trigeminal neuralgia. A complex compensatory cerebral venous drainage system developed, and a varix, in direct contact with the root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve, was the trigger for his pain. The patient ’ s symptoms are presently controlled with a combination of medications for neuropathic pain, however he continues to experience frequent severe exacerbations and may very well require more invasive means to manage his condition in future.
Keywords: Humans; Tuberculosis, Meningeal; Sagittal Sinus Thrombosis; Trigeminal Neuralgia; Recurrence; Adult; Male
Rights: © 2014 BMJ Publishing Group.
RMID: 0030022550
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207238
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