trigeminal neuralgia


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trigeminal neuralgia

[trī′jem·ə·nəl nu̇′ral·jə]
(medicine)
Sudden severe pains of unknown cause along the path of one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. Also known as tic douloureux.
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Percutaneous balloon compression of trigeminal ganglion for the treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: experience in 50 patients.
But the vascularity and the contribution of the cerebral perfusion in that region towards Trigeminal Neuralgia is not well explored.
The management options for trigeminal neuralgia also include radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) and percutaneous injections of different chemical agents into the affected nerve.
Present at the conference was Ibrahim Khan, who was treated in record time, is an 83-year old gentleman from Nashik, who was suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia for the last 15 years.
Anatomical observations during microvascular decompression for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (with correlations between topography of pain and site of the neurovascular conflict).
Trigeminal neuralgia is clinically defined by paroxysmal, stereotyped attacks of usually intense, sharp, superficial or stabbing pain in the distribution of one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve (4).
Box 1: Diagnostic criteria for classical trigeminal neuralgia. Adapted from [18, 22-24, 26, 27].
Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) pain is often intolerable and interferes with the patients' daily activities.
There were no cases of CSF leakage after microvascular decompression (MVD) for trigeminal neuralgia in 20 cases.
During the approach through the foramen ovale for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by rhizotomy, errors involving puncture (false puncture) represent a possible complication.

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