Raeder Paratrigeminal Syndrome Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Steven H Schechter, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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DDx

Diagnostic Considerations

The differential diagnosis of Raeder paratrigeminal syndrome is broad; it includes the following conditions [19, 20] :

  • Carotid body tumor

  • Cerebral vascular dissection

  • Cluster headache

  • Craniopharyngioma

  • Dissection syndromes

  • Fibromuscular dysplasia

  • Head Injury

  • Human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1)–associated cerebrovascular complications

  • Lyme disease

  • Meningioma

  • Middle cranial fossa tumors

  • Migraine headache

  • Neurosarcoidosis

  • Neurosyphilis

  • Osteitis

  • Persistent idiopathic facial pain

  • Pituitary tumors

  • Sinusitis

  • Syphilis

  • Trauma

  • Trigeminal neuralgia

  • Tuberculous meningitis

  • Brainstem syndromes

  • Granulomatous angiitis of the central nervous system

  • Carotid disease and stroke

With the addition of parasellar cranial involvement, a mass lesion in this area should be considered. [10] Horner syndrome is an additional consideration.

Differential Diagnoses