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Vol. 74, No. 1
ISSN: 1488-2159
February 2008


Trigeminal Neuralgia Caused by Intracranial Epidermoid Tumour: Report of a Case


• Hagen B.E. Klieb, DMD •
• Bruce V. Freeman, DDS, Dip Ortho, MSc •

A b s t r a c t

Trigeminal neuralgia is a recognized complication in patients with intracranial tumours affecting the trigeminal nerve. This case report describes an epidermoid tumour at the cerebellopontine angle in a middle-aged man with otherwise classical unilateral trigeminal neuralgia. The case highlights the difficulties of diagnosis and the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when trigeminal neuralgia occurs concurrently with a brain tumour.


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