Journal article

BILATERAL TRIGEMINAL AMYLOIDOMA - AN UNUSUAL CASE OF TRIGEMINAL NEUROPATHY WITH A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE - CASE-REPORT

TJ OBRIEN, PA MCKELVIE, N VRODOS

JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY | AMER ASSOC NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS | Published : 1994

Abstract

Isolated amyloidomas may, albeit rarely, involve the central nervous system. There are three previous reports of amyloidomas that involved the gasserian ganglion and caused unilateral trigeminal neuropathies. The authors report the case of a 49-year-old woman with apparently isolated amyloidomas that caused slowly progressive bilateral trigeminal neuropathies. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain revealed mild swelling of the left trigeminal nerve within the cavernous sinus and uniform enhancement with gadolinium throughout the length of the nerve. At craniotomy, the trigeminal nerve and ganglion were observed to be infiltrated by a tumor-like mass. Biopsy showed extensive infiltration of..

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