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 165 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Botulinum toxin-type A: could it be an effective treatment option in intractable trigeminal neuralgia?
 

Author(s): Hatem S Shehata, Mohamed S El-Tamawy, Nevin M Shalaby, Gihan Ramzy

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Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) has been reported to have analgesic effects independent of its action on muscle tone, mostly by acting on neurogenic inflammatory mediators and controlling the neurotransmitter release of sensory and autonomic nerve terminals that are involved in many ...

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2013

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Ultrasound-guided trigeminal nerve block via the pterygopalatine fossa: an effective treatment for trigeminal neuralgia and atypical facial pain.
 

Author(s): Antoun Nader, Mark C Kendall, Gildasio S De Oliveria, Jeffry Q Chen, Brooke Vanderby, Joshua M Rosenow, Bernard R Bendok

Journal: Pain Physician. ;16(5):E537-45.

 

Patients presenting with facial pain often have ineffective pain relief with medical therapy. Cases refractory to medical management are frequently treated with surgical or minimally invasive procedures with variable success rates. We report on the use of ultrasound-guided trigeminal ...

Last Updated: 30 Sep 2013

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 22 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Trigeminal neuralgia related to arteriovenous malformation of the posterior fossa: three case reports and a review of the literature.
 

Author(s): A Machet, M Aggour, L Estrade, A Chays, L Pierot

Journal: J Neuroradiol. 2012 Mar;39(1):64-9.

 

To describe the rare association of trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) with a brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) of the posterior fossa.

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2012

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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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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Last Updated: 1 Jun 2011

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