Trigeminal neuralgia due to pontine infarction

Peker S., Akansel G., Sun I., Pamir N.

HEADACHE, vol.44, pp.1043-1045, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2004.4200_1.x
  • Title of Journal : HEADACHE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1043-1045


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is most commonly caused by vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve root entry zone. Secondary trigeminal neuralgia due to ischemic lesion of the pons is very rare. Here we report a patient with a pontine infarct transecting the central trigeminal pathways resulting with trigeminal neuralgia.