Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to Chiari's malformation--treatment with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

@article{Gnanalingham2005TrigeminalNS,
  title={Trigeminal neuralgia secondary to Chiari's malformation--treatment with ventriculoperitoneal shunt.},
  author={Kanna K. Gnanalingham and Shabin Man Joshi and Ben Lopez and Habib Ellamushi and Peter John Hamlyn},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 6},
  pages={586-8; discussion 588-9}
}
BACKGROUND Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is most commonly related to vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve. Trigeminal neuralgia associated with Chiari's malformation and associated hydrocephalus are rare. CASE DESCRIPTION A 31-year-old male presented with classical TN affecting the mandibular division of the right trigeminal nerve. His symptoms were poorly controlled with increasing doses of carbamazepine. Magnetic resonance imaging scan of brain revealed Chiari's type I malformation and… CONTINUE READING

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