Meningitis After Invasive Treatment of the Trigeminal Ganglion Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature

Mark V. Koning, Henk M. Koning*, Wilco E. van Genderen, Maarten van Kleef

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Objectives: The objective of this case is to report the rare complication of a meningitis after an invasive treatment of the trigeminal ganglion. Methods: In this case report, two cases of meningitis due to oral streptococci are reported and a review of literature is presented. Results and Discussion: This complication should be recognized as early as possible to prevent deterioration of the situation. Meningitis must be suspected when a patient reports headache and fever within days after an invasive treatment of the trigeminal ganglion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)168-171
JournalClinical Journal of Pain
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012


  • trigeminal neuralgia
  • meningitis
  • percutaneous treatment of the trigeminal ganglion
  • complication

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