CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · IJNS 2017; 06(03): 220-222
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1596043
Case Report
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Pituitary Adenoma Presenting As Trigeminal Neuralgia

Abrar A. Wani1, Altaf U. Ramzan1, Abdul Q. Khan1, Nayil K. Malik1, Khalid Pervez1
  • 1Department of Neurosurgery, Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
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09 April 2015

17 September 2016

Publication Date:
11 September 2017 (eFirst)


Compression of trigeminal nerve in cavernous sinus leading to trigeminal neuralgia is one of the rare presentations of pituitary tumor. We report a patient whose presenting complaint was trigeminal neuralgia in V1, V2 distribution and he had pituitary macroadenoma invading ipsilateral cavernous sinus. After surgery, the neuralgia disappeared completely.