Neuralgia associated with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation therapy in a patient initially diagnosed with temporomandibular disorder

Temitope T. Omolehinwa, Thamer Musbah, Bhavik Desai, Bert W. O'Malley, Eric T. Stoopler

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Abstract

Head and neck neoplasms may be difficult to detect because of wide-ranging symptoms and the presence of overlapping anatomic structures in the region. This case report describes a patient with chronic otalgia and temporomandibular disorder, who developed sudden-onset neuralgia while receiving transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy. Further diagnostic evaluation revealed a skull base tumor consistent with adenoid cystic carcinoma. To our knowledge, this is the first report of TENS-associated neuralgia leading to a diagnosis of primary intracranial adenoid cystic carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e101-e104
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume119
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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