Trigeminal trophic syndrome treated with thermoplastic occlusion.

@article{Kurien2011TrigeminalTS,
  title={Trigeminal trophic syndrome treated with thermoplastic occlusion.},
  author={Anil M Kurien and Diona L. Damian and Fergal J. Moloney},
  journal={The Australasian journal of dermatology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52 1},
  pages={e1-4}
}
A 72-year-old man with a history of thrombotic CVA causing lateral medullary infarction presented with non-healing ulcers of the right side of the face of 5 months' duration. After extensive investigations, a diagnosis of trigeminal trophic syndrome was made. The ulcers progressed relentlessly despite amitriptyline and gabapentin, and he was treated with a combination of carbamazepine and thermoplastic mask occlusion of the right side of his face. Over the next 10 weeks the shallower facial… CONTINUE READING