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: 16 Mar 2015

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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: 16 Mar 2015

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 219 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Structural changes in the gray matter in patients with trigeminal neuralgia: a voxel-based morphometric study].
 

Author(s): Jianhao Yan, Meng Li, Tianyue Wang, Wenfeng Zhan, Guihua Jiang

Journal: Nan Fang Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 2015 Aug;35(8):1180-3.

 

To investigate the changes in whole brain gray matter volume in patients with trigeminal neuralgia using voxel-based morphometry (VBM).

Last Updated: 17 Aug 2015

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CT-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation for Recurrent Trigeminal Neuralgia After Microvascular Decompression: A Cohort Study.
 

Author(s): Guang-Hui Lai, Yuan-Zhang Tang, Xiao-Ping Wang, Hong-Jun Qin, Jia-Xiang Ni

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Aug;94(32):e1176.

 

This article evaluates the long-term outcomes of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) for patients with recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) after microvascular decompression (MVD).This is a retrospective study of 41 patients with intractable ...

Last Updated: 13 Aug 2015

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Combination of pharmacotherapy and lidocaine analgesic block of the peripheral trigeminal branches for trigeminal neuralgia: a pilot study.
 

Author(s): Fabrizio Di Stani, Christine Ojango, Demo Dugoni, Luigi Di Lorenzo, Salvatore Masala, Roberto Delfini, Gianluca Bruti, Giovanni Simonetti, Elcio Juliato Piovesan, Andrea Gennaro Ruggeri

Journal: Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2015 Aug;73(8):660-4.

 

Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) is treated predominantly by pharmacotherapy but side effects and unsuccessful occurs. The current study was carried out to evaluate the therapeutic effect of combination of pharmacotherapy and lidocaine block. Thirteen patients with CTN managed ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 27 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Update on neuropathic pain treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. The pharmacological and surgical options.
 

Author(s): Khalid W Al-Quliti

Journal: Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015 Apr;20(2):107-14.

 

Trigeminal neuralgia is a syndrome of unilateral, paroxysmal, stabbing facial pain, originating from the trigeminal nerve. Careful history of typical symptoms is crucial for diagnosis. Most cases are caused by vascular compression of the trigeminal root adjacent to the pons leading ...

Last Updated: 13 Apr 2015

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Linear accelerator stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Leonor Varela-Lema, Marisa Lopez-Garcia, Maria Maceira-Rozas, Victor Munoz-Garzon

Journal: Pain Physician. ;18(1):15-27.

 

Stereotactic radiosurgery is accepted as an alternative for patients with refractory trigeminal neuralgia, but existing evidence is fundamentally based on the Gamma Knife, which is a specific device for intracranial neurosurgery, available in few facilities. Over the last decade it ...

Last Updated: 14 Feb 2015

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Differential diagnostics of pain in the course of trigeminal neuralgia and temporomandibular joint dysfunction.
 

Author(s): M Pihut, M Szuta, E Ferendiuk, D Zeńczak-Więckiewicz

Journal: Biomed Res Int. 2014 ;2014():563786.

 

Chronic oral and facial pain syndromes are an indication for intervention of physicians of numerous medical specialties, while the complex nature of these complaints warrants interdisciplinary diagnostic and therapeutic approach. Oftentimes, lack of proper differentiation of pain ...

Last Updated: 4 Jul 2014

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Nasal Carbon Dioxide for the Symptomatic Treatment of Classical Trigeminal Neuralgia
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Trigeminal Neuralgia

 

Last Updated: 22 Oct 2015

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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: 27 Jul 2015

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