Trigeminal neuralgia associated to basilar artery dolichoectasia

Med Oral. Jan-Feb 2001;6(1):36-9.
[Article in English, Spanish]


A case of trigeminal neuralgia attributed to basilar artery dolichoectasia is described. Underlying vascular malformations and tumors of the cerebellopontine angle can be detected in patients with trigeminal neuralgia by means of noninvasive techniques such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging; such diagnostic tools are therefore indicated in patients with trigeminal neuralgia to discard possible central nervous disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Basilar Artery / abnormalities*
  • Dilatation, Pathologic
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia / etiology*