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November 1971

Trigeminal Sensory: Report of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

Danville, Va
From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville and Memorial Hospital, Danville, Va.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;94(5):466-470. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770070712013

Two cases of Bell's palsy associated with the simultaneous appearance of a benign trigeminal sensory neuropathy are reported. This rare combination of cranial nerve dysfunction suggest a common etiology. The absence of demonstrable systemic disease and the satisfactory spontaneous recovery in each case infers a vascular etiology or a disorder of hypersensitivity.

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