Case ReportsMeningitis After Invasive Treatment of the Trigeminal Ganglion: Two Case Reports and a Review of the LiteratureKoning, Mark V. MSc*; Koning, Henk M. MD, PhD†; van Genderen, Wilco E. MD†; van Kleef, Maarten MD, PhD‡Author Information *Free University Medical Center †Jan van Goyen Medical Center, Amsterdam ‡Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands The authors declare no conflict of interest. Reprints: Henk M. Koning, MD, PhD, Jan van Goyen Medical Center, Jan van Goyenkade 1, 1075 HN Amsterdam, The Netherlands (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). Received April 1, 2010 Accepted May 24, 2011 The Clinical Journal of Pain: February 2012 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 168-171 doi: 10.1097/AJP.0b013e31822616d0 Buy Metrics Abstract Objectives The objective of this case is to report the rare complication of a meningitis after an invasive treatment of the trigeminal ganglion. Methods In this case report, two cases of meningitis due to oral streptococci are reported and a review of literature is presented. Results and Discussion This complication should be recognized as early as possible to prevent deterioration of the situation. Meningitis must be suspected when a patient reports headache and fever within days after an invasive treatment of the trigeminal ganglion. Copyright © 2012 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.