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August 27, 1938


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Tampa, Fla.

JAMA. 1938;111(9):782-783. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.72790350001007a

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Since no report of a case has been found in which tic douloureux and Ménière's disease occurred synchronously and were relieved simultaneously in one operation, the case here presented is believed to be unique in medical literature. The patient experienced complete relief of both syndromes after the operation.

REPORT OF CASE  Mrs. G. H., a white woman aged 43, was admitted to the Tampa Municipal Hospital Dec. 14, 1937. complaining chiefly of vertigo and of tinnitus and deafness in the left ear.About six years previously the patient had begun to have pain and tenderness over the left frontal part of the scalp and, a few months later, a dull aching pain in the left upper part of the face. Much dental work brought no relief, and the pain became progressively worse until it finally assumed the character typical of the tic douloureux, with shooting pains to the midline of

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