hypesthesia

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hypesthesia

[‚hī·pə′sthē·zhə]
(medicine)
Reduced or subnormal tactile sensibility.
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On 20 January 2006, the patient was re-admitted for right-sided headache (6 hours) with nausea and vomiting and subsequent hypaesthesia of the right face (full recovery after 2 weeks).
Neurological examination showed (i) hypaesthesia of all three sensory branches of the right trigeminal nerve, (ii) a non-rotatory spontaneous horizontal nystagmus to the left and (iii) body lateropulsion to the right.
Any injury to this branch during various surgical incisions or entrapment may lead to hypaesthesia, paraesthesia and debilitating neuritis.