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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition characterized by brief electric shock-like pains in the topography of the trigeminal nerve. The most common cause of this disorder is the compression of the trigeminal nerve root by tortuous or aberrant vessels. In this report, we describe a patient who presented due to paroxysmal and excruciating facial pain that was found to be secondary to pancreatic cancer. © 2012 American Headache Society.


Fabíola Dach, Felipe A A Oliveira, Antônio C dos Santos, José G Speciali. Trigeminal neuralgia as the sole symptom of pancreatic cancer. Headache. 2013 Jan;53(1):165-7

PMID: 22963467

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