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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 49-51

Reactivation of trigeminal neuralgia following distraction osteogenesis in an 8-year-old child: Report of a unique case


1 Department of Cleft and Craniofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.31992

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Trigeminal neuralgia is extremely rare in children. No concrete treatment protocols seem to be available for management of this condition in the pediatric population. Although trigeminal neuralgia may achieve remission, the possibility of reactivation of a hitherto quiescent condition cannot be ruled out. We present a case of pediatric trigeminal neuralgia following distraction osteogenesis of the mandible.






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