Undiagnosed epidermoid cyst presenting as trigeminal neuralgia: a need for MRI

Br J Neurosurg. 1994;8(1):101-3. doi: 10.3109/02688699409002402.

Abstract

A case of an epidermoid cyst in the cerebello-pontine angle presenting with facial pain is reported. The tumour was discovered during neurovascular decompression of the fifth nerve. A pre-operative CT scan was normal. The role of neuroradiological investigation in young patients with trigeminal neuralgia is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cerebellar Diseases / complications*
  • Cerebellar Diseases / diagnosis
  • Cerebellar Diseases / surgery
  • Cerebellopontine Angle / surgery
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Epidermal Cyst / complications*
  • Epidermal Cyst / diagnosis
  • Epidermal Cyst / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / complications
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / diagnosis
  • Nerve Compression Syndromes / surgery
  • Neurologic Examination
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia / diagnosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia / etiology*
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia / surgery