Spontaneous Meckel′s cave hematoma: A rare cause of trigeminal neuralgia

Giovanni Grasso, Francesca Granata, Daniele Marino, Concetta Alafaci, Francesco M. Salpietro, Francesco Tomasello, Francesca Granata, Francesco Tomasello

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Background: The most common etiology of classic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is vascular compression. However, other causes must be considered. Among these, spontaneous hematoma of the Meckel′s cave (MC) causing symptomatic TN is very rare. Case Description: We present the case of a 60-year-old woman with a 2-month history of left TN and diplopia. Neuroradiological examinations revealed a well-defined hematoma in the left MC. The patient underwent surgical decompression with a progressive neurological improvement. Conclusion: Despite the number of lesions potentially affecting the MC, spontaneous hemorrhage is rare but should be taken into account in the differential diagnosis.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)S445-S447
Numero di pagine3
RivistaSurgical Neurology International
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

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