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

Effect of radiation dose on the outcomes of gamma knife treatment for trigeminal neuralgia: a multi-factor analysis.
 

Author(s): Xinjie Zhang, Peng Li, Shizhen Zhang, Feilong Gong, Sen Yang, Wei Wang

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(4):400-5.

 

To analyze the effect of different radiation variables on the outcomes of treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TN).

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2014

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Last Updated: 18 Jul 2014

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Transient brainstem anaesthesia following a diagnostic block for trigeminal neuralgia.
 

Author(s): Kamath Sriganesh, Manish Ranjan, Sudhir Ventataramaiah, Sampath Somanna

Journal: Pain Physician. ;17(2):E239-40.

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2014

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The terms "Trigeminal neuralgia" returned 24 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pain in trigeminal neuralgia: neurophysiology and measurement: a comprehensive review.
 

Author(s): S Kumar, S Rastogi, S Kumar, P Mahendra, M Bansal, L Chandra

Journal: J Med Life. 2013 ;6(4):383-8.

 

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is defined as sudden, usually unilateral, severe, brief, stabbing recurrent episodes of pain within the distribution of one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. It is the most frequent cranial neuralgia, the incidence being 1 per 1,000,00 persons per ...

Last Updated: 4 Apr 2014

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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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Therapeutic efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A in trigeminal neuralgia: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Yong Hu, Xiaofei Guan, Lin Fan, Mu Li, Yiteng Liao, Zhiyu Nie, Lingjing Jin

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Trigeminal neuralgia is a common disorder caused mainly by compression of the trigeminal nerve root by an overlying blood vessel. Pharmacotherapy and surgery are ineffective or unsuitable in many patients. Therefore, other therapeutic modalities have been tried, including injection ...

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2014

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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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