Facial pain due to vascular lesions of the brain stem relieved by dorsal root entry zone lesions in the nucleus caudalis. Report of two cases.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

One patient with a pontine infarct due to a fusiform basilar artery aneurysm and one with an arteriovenous malformation within the tectum of the mesencephalon developed intractable facial pain. This pain was relieved in both patients by radiofrequency lesions in the dorsal root entry zone of the trigeminal nucleus caudalis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sampson, JH; Nashold, BS

Published Date

  • September 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 77 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 473 - 475

PubMed ID

  • 1506898

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3171/jns.1992.77.3.0473


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States