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Trigeminal trophic syndrome mimicking squamous cell carcinoma.
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  • Yasir Al-Dojaily,
  • Jessica Payne,
  • Jennifer Crimmins,
  • Shields Callahan
Yasir Al-Dojaily
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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Jessica Payne
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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Jennifer Crimmins
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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Shields Callahan
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
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Abstract

Trigeminal trophic syndrome is a rare cause of persistent secondary facial ulceration due to trigeminal nerve damage. Lesions often mimic squamous cell carcinoma but can be differentiated histologically. We present an unusual case of trigeminal trophic syndrome with both clinical and histologic features of squamous cell carcinoma.