Post-irradiation neuromyotonia affecting trigeminal nerve distribution: an unusual presentation.

Conference Paper

We describe two patients who developed neuromyotonia of the floor of the mouth after irradiation of a motor branch (V3) of the trigeminal nerve. The neuromyotonia manifested as sustained muscle contraction due to peripheral nerve dysfunction. The neuromyotonia in both patients was controlled with carbamazepine. Radiation-exposed nerves can become symptomatic months or years after completion of radiation therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Diaz, JM; Urban, ES; Schiffman, JS; Peterson, AC

Published Date

  • May 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 42 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1102 - 1104

PubMed ID

  • 1579234

Pubmed Central ID

  • 1579234

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.42.5.1102

Conference Location

  • United States