Peripheral neuropathy arose in the trigeminal nerve during chemotherapy with docetaxel: A report of two cases

Yuki Fujita, Shunsuke Hino, Koichi Sawaki, Makoto Nakano, Takahiro Kaneko, Norio Horie, Seiji Iida

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Peripheral neuropathy is the major adverse event during administration of the taxanes, including paclitaxel and docetaxel. Among oral adverse events, oral mucositis is relatively common, but the occurrence of trigeminal nerve disorders is rare. Two cases of trigeminal nerve disorders, one involving the inferior alveolar nerve, the buccal nerve and the lingual nerve and the other the lingual nerve, caused by docetaxel are presented.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Medicine, and Pathology
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018



  • Adverse event
  • Chemotherapy
  • Docetaxel
  • Taxane
  • Trigeminal nerve disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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