Trigeminal neuralgia

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Trigeminal neuralgia

Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. The pain may result from a blood vessel pressing against the trigeminal nerve (the nerve that carries pain, feeling, and other sensations from the brain to the skin of the face), as a complication of multiple sclerosis, or due to compression of the nerve by a tumor.  In some cases, the cause is unknown. Treatment options include medicines, surgery, and complementary approaches.   

 

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National Headache Foundation

The National Headache Foundation exists to enhance the healthcare of individuals with headache. It is a source of help to their families, physicians and allied healthcare professionals who treat them, and to the public. The NHF accomplishes its mission by providing educational and informational resources, supporting headache research, and advocating for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease.

Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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National Headache Foundation

The National Headache Foundation exists to enhance the healthcare of individuals with headache. It is a source of help to their families, physicians and allied healthcare professionals who treat them, and to the public. The NHF accomplishes its mission by providing educational and informational resources, supporting headache research, and advocating for the understanding of headache as a legitimate neurobiological disease.

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Last Updated: 20 Feb 2013

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 170 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2014

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Missing trigeminal nerve found in trigeminal neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Prashant S Naphade, Abhishek R Keraliya

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):112.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Typical trigeminal neuralgia by an atypical compression: case report and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Giovanni Grasso, Marcello Passalacqua, Filippo Giambartino, Fabio Cacciola, Gerardo Caruso, Francesco Tomasello

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2014 ;24(1):82-5.

 

Trigeminal neuralgia is a disabling form of facial pain that causes a considerable discomfort and a marked reduction in the quality of life. Although neurovascular compression is often associated with trigeminal neuralgia, other intracranial pathologies can result in compression along the nerve.

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 23 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trigeminal neuralgia.
 

Author(s): D Leclercq, J-B Thiebaut, F Héran

Journal: Diagn Interv Imaging. 2013 Oct;94(10):993-1001.

 

Two different clinical entities, essential or secondary neuralgia, are associated with different pathologies. The pathways of CN V comprise the cervical spine, the brainstem, the root of the nerve and the three peripheral branches: V1, V2 and V3. The lesions responsible for neuralgia ...

Last Updated: 21 Oct 2013

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Imaging of vascular causes of trigeminal neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Kamble Jayaprakash Harsha, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Swati Chinchure, Bejoy Thomas, Sujit Jagtap

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2012 Dec;39(5):281-9.

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neuropathic disorder associated with severe recurrent episodic facial pain affecting predominantly elderly people. Though medical management is effective in pain control in first 2 years of symptom onset, many patients eventually require surgical intervention. ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2012

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[Target points: a discussion on acupuncture treatment of primary trigeminal neuralgia].
 

Author(s): Lan He, Dong Li, Ying-sheng Xu

Journal: Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 2012 Sep;10(9):961-5.

 

In this paper, issues of acupuncture using target points and depth of needling were discussed based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine acupoints and combined with anatomical and neurological research of Western medicine. The theoretical evidence of acupuncture on nerve ...

Last Updated: 17 Sep 2012

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Last Updated: 1 Jun 2011

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A Nasal Applicator for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2013

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Botulinum Toxin for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2014

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