Trigeminal neuralgia

Common Name(s)

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: 16 Mar 2015

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Condition Specific Organizations

Following organizations serve the condition "Trigeminal neuralgia" for support, advocacy or research.

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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.

http://www.headaches.org

Last Updated: 16 Mar 2015

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 249 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Stereotactic Radiosurgery as Initial Surgical Management for Elderly Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Jonathan Cohen, Seyed H Mousavi, Amir H Faraji, Berkcan Akpinar, Edward A Monaco, John C Flickinger, Ajay Niranjan, L Dade Lunsford

Journal: Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2017 ;95(3):158-165.

 

Management of older patients with medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is yet a matter of debate.

Last Updated: 14 May 2017

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Trigeminal nerve block with alcohol for medically intractable classic trigeminal neuralgia: long-term clinical effectiveness on pain.
 

Author(s): Kyung Ream Han, Yun Jeong Chae, Jung Dong Lee, Chan Kim

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Trigeminal nerve block (Tnb) with alcohol for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) may not be used widely as a percutaneous procedure for medically intractable TN in recent clinical work, because it has been considered having a limited duration of pain relief, a decrease in success rate and ...

Last Updated: 31 Jan 2017

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Trigeminal somatosensory-evoked potential: A neurophysiological tool to monitor the extent of lesion of ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation in idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A case-control study.
 

Author(s): Yan-Xing Zhao, Su-Hua Miao, Yuan-Zhang Tang, Liang-Liang He, Li-Qiang Yang, Yu Ma, Jia-Xiang Ni

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jan;96(3):e5872.

 

To reflect the extent of thermolesion of ganglion by testing the change of trigeminal somatosensory-evoked potential (TSEP) before and after ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation surgery (GRT), and evaluate long-term clinic effect by follow-up visiting of 1 year.Patients with ...

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 37 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Botulinum neurotoxin type A for the treatment of pain: not just in migraine and trigeminal neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Giorgio Sandrini, Roberto De Icco, Cristina Tassorelli, Nicola Smania, Stefano Tamburin

Journal: J Headache Pain. 2017 Dec;18(1):38.

 

Despite their huge epidemiological impact, primary headaches, trigeminal neuralgia and other chronic pain conditions still receive suboptimal medical approach, even in developed countries. The limited efficacy of current pain-killers and prophylactic treatments stands among the main ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2017

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Trigeminal Neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Joanna M Zakrzewska, Mark E Linskey

Journal: Am Fam Physician. 2016 Jul;94(2):133-5.

 

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2016

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Therapeutic efficacy and safety of Botulinum Toxin A Therapy in Trigeminal Neuralgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
 

Author(s): Mostafa Ebraheem Morra, Ahmed Elgebaly, Ahmed Elmaraezy, Adham M Khalil, Ahmed M A Altibi, Tran Le-Huy Vu, Mostafa Reda Mostafa, Nguyen Tien Huy, Kenji Hirayama

Journal: J Headache Pain. 2016 Dec;17(1):63.

 

Several different interventions have been examined to alleviate pain and reduce frequency of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) paroxysms. However, some patients continue to have persistent or recurrent painful attacks. Using a systematic review and meta-analysis approach, we aimed to synthesize ...

Last Updated: 8 Jul 2016

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Nasal Carbon Dioxide for the Symptomatic Treatment of Classical Trigeminal Neuralgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 2016

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RAD 1501: A Trial of Virtual Cone Trigeminal Neuralgia Radiosurgery
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Last Updated: 31 May 2017

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Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study on Patients With Trigeminal Neuralgia
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Last Updated: 15 Mar 2016

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