Abnormal trigeminal nerve microstructure and brain white matter in idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia

@article{Desouza2014AbnormalTN,
  title={Abnormal trigeminal nerve microstructure and brain white matter in idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia},
  author={Danielle Desouza and Mojgan Hodaie and Karen D. Davis},
  journal={PAIN®},
  year={2014},
  volume={155},
  pages={37-44}
}
Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is classically associated with neurovascular compression (NVC) of the trigeminal nerve at the root entry zone (REZ), but NVC-induced structural alterations are not always apparent on conventional imaging. Previous studies report lower fractional anisotropy (FA) in the affected trigeminal nerves of TN patients using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). However, it is not known if TN patients have trigeminal nerve abnormalities of mean, radial, or axial diffusivity… CONTINUE READING

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