Background. Central pain mimicking trigeminal neuralgia (TN) as a result of lateral medullary infarction or Wallenberg syndrome has been rarely reported. Case Report. We discuss a patient who presented with a lateral medullary infarct and shortly after developed facial pain mimicking TN. We also elaborate on the anatomical pathway of the trigeminal nerve explaining facial pain as a result of a lateral medullary lesion. Discussion. Clinicians should be aware of this typical complication of lateral medullary infarct in order to attain proper management and work-up.
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Case Reports in Neurological Medicine, v. 2019, art. 4235724
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Ravichandran, Abinayaa; Elsayed, Kareem S.; and Yacoub, Hussam A., "Central Pain Mimicking Trigeminal Neuralgia as a Result of Lateral Medullary Ischemic Stroke" (2019). Neurology Faculty Publications. 88.
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