Facial Numbness and Paresthesias Resolved with Anterior Cervical Decompression and Fusion: A Report of 3 Cases

Elvis L. Francois, Nicholas J. Clark, Brett A. Freedman

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Abstract

CASE: We report 3 patients with classic trigeminal neuropathy (TN) findings, which were due to compressive cervical radiculopathy, and provide a brief anatomic explanation for this association. In each case, left-sided disk herniation between the C5 and C7 levels caused TN and classic (dermatome appropriate) cervical radicular findings, all of which resolved with anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF). CONCLUSIONS: To our knowledge, this is the first report of TN caused by radicular compression in the caudal subaxial (C5-C7) cervical spine, which resolved after ACDF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e0294
JournalJBJS case connector
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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