Turkish Neurosurgery 2010 , Vol 20 , Num 2
Trigeminal Neuropathic Pain Following Honeybee Sting: A Case Report
Gokmen KAHILOGULLARI1, Hasan Caglar UGUR2, Mehmet TATLI3, Yucel KANPOLAT4
1,2,4Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Ankara, Turkey
3Dicle University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Diyarbakır, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.1761-09.1 The neurological complications of bee venom poisoning vary from optic neuritis to pontine hematoma. However, to our best knowledge, trigeminal neuropathic pain secondary to bee sting has not been reported previously in the literature. We report the case of a 52-year-old male patient with right-sided trigeminal neuropathic pain that began a month earlier, following a honeybee sting to the right forehead. The patient was successfully treated by CT-guided percutaneous trigeminal tractotomy. The present report demonstrated that a honeybee sting may result in trigeminal neuropathic pain and CT-guided percutaneous trigeminal tractotomy is effective in the treatment of such cases. Keywords : CT-guided tractotomy, Honeybee sting, Trigeminal neuropathic pain, Neurological complications
Corresponding author : Gokmen Kahılogulları, gokmenkahil@hotmail.com