cranial polyneuropathy

cranial polyneuropathy

A nonspecific term for polyneuritis/polyneuropathy confined to the cranial nerves.
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1) Other noncancer causes have also been reported: head injuries (occipital condyle and first cervical vertebra fractures), internal carotid artery dissection and coiling, polyarteritis nodosa, hemangio-pericytoma, Lyme disease, carotid fibromuscular dysplasia, and idiopathic cranial polyneuropathy.
Other less frequent features include facial pain or numbness, nasal congestion or discharge, headache, ophthalmoplegia, anesthesia over the cheek, and cranial polyneuropathy, which may be consistent with orbital apex syndrome.