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December 7, 1901

INTRACRANIAL RESECTION OF THE SECOND AND THIRD BRANCHES OF THE FIFTH NERVE: FOR THE CURE OF NEURALGIA, FOLLOWED BY PARALYSIS OF THE FACIAL NERVE.

Author Affiliations

San Francisco, Professor of Neurology, University of California; San Francisco, Professor of Surgery, University of California.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(23):1534-1535. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470490032002

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Abstract

History of the Case—By Dr. Newmark.  The patient, who is now 59 years old, had been suffering from neuralgia in the right side of the face for several years, and had undergone much medical and surgical treatment elsewhere before he applied to me for relief in 1897. His pain was chiefly in the area of distribution of the third branch of the trigeminal nerve. Five years before, an operation had been performed on his right lower jaw and had afforded him some alleviation; a second operation two years after the first was of no avail.His pain raged in the lower jaw and shot into the tongue. He was repaid for even most cautious attempts to take food with paroxysms of pain; he could not swallow his saliva without enduring agony; also, his sleep was seriously disturbed by his sufferings.There was an area of diminished sensibility to touch

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