masonkingcobraThalamic pain syndrome would involve dysesthesias on the entire contralateral body so more than just the face. Also it occurs often after post-stroke. Additoinally, these dysesthesias appear weeks/months later
pg32I literally had medulla selected the whole time and then changed it to pons simply because i felt the test writers were just seeing if we knew where the trigeminal nerve was located. bummer because I think your logic is way better. it's what i first thought when i read the case. +2020-01-11T21:02:14Z
I also choose medulla, b/c this patient presented w/ pain, but not any abnormalities in sensation.
Pain is mediated by spinal trigeminal nucleus located in Medulla, not Pons