• A nasal deformity developed in a woman with bilateral trigeminal sensory deficits. A comparison of the clinical and pathologic features of this case with those of several other cases that have been reported previously suggests a relationship between the bilateral fifth nerve lesions and the nasal damage. The aforementioned clinical combination does not appear to be pathognomonic of any specific nosologic entity. However, it probably should be accorded the status of a clinical syndrome since the nasal degeneration apparently occurs only if both fifth nerves are affected.
(Arch Otolaryngol 104:474-476, 1978)
Willson NJ, Sharer LR, Jung HJ, Green SE. Bilateral Trigeminal Nerve Sensory Deficits and Nasal Deformity. Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(8):474–476. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790080056017
Coronavirus Resource Center
Customize your JAMA Network experience by selecting one or more topics from the list below.
Create a personal account or sign in to: