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August 1978

Bilateral Trigeminal Nerve Sensory Deficits and Nasal Deformity

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Neuropathology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York (Drs Willson, Sharer, and Jung), and the Department of Neuropathology and Neurotoxicology, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York (Mr Green).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(8):474-476. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790080056017

• 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)

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