1987 Volume 33 Issue 4 Pages 764-768
Two Cases of False Trigeminal Neuralgia due to Intracranial Tumor.
Case No.1 was a 29-year-old male who visited our department with a main complaint of masticatory pain on the right temporomandibular joint region. CT scanning inthe department of cerebrosurgery revealed a high density mass in the right cerebropontine angle region. Under the suspicion audiatory neurinoma, resection was done, which was then confirmed histopathologically.
Case No.2 was a 56-year-old male who visited our department with a sricking pain on the right buccal region. CT scanning revealed a high density lesion in the parasellar. Under the suspicion of cerebral tumor, biopsy from the mass and trigeminal tractotomy were done and the histopathological diagnosis was metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma. Although a detailed examination was performed, the primary lesion of this carcinoma could not be found.