cranial polyneuropathy

cranial polyneuropathy

A nonspecific term for polyneuritis/polyneuropathy confined to the cranial nerves.
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This syndrome has been described in association with Jefferson's fracture, idiopathic cranial polyneuropathy, multiple myeloma, internal carotid artery dissection and coiling, Lyme disease (23), and also with skull base tumors of primary or metastatic (prostate, lung, breast, and renal tumors) origins (25-27).
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.