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Old 02-05-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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My question is: is it normal for there to be small contact from veins with the trigeminal nerve without causing any symptoms? Have been trying to find info on this without any luck. I have bilateral facial numbness/burning and have had MRI which showed small vascular contact with the trigeminal nerve on both sides. No other abnormalities found. However have seen a neurosurgeon and a neurologist since then both of whom said that this finding was not clinically relevant.
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Old 02-06-2012, 05:59 PM   #2
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I would think if it shows on MRI and pain is on both sides ... why would it NOT be relevant ???? I am not a doc but I think it would be suggesting a possible cause . did they give reason for dismissing the contrast ??
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