An anatomical study of the neurovascular relationships at the trigeminal root entry zone.

@article{Ramesh2009AnAS,
  title={An anatomical study of the neurovascular relationships at the trigeminal root entry zone.},
  author={Vengalathur Ganesan Ramesh and G. Prem Premkumar},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2009},
  volume={16 7},
  pages={934-6}
}
We aimed to study the neurovascular relationships at the trigeminal root entry zone in the normal population to help determine the pathogenesis of trigeminal neuralgia. We studied 50 fresh cadavers asymptomatic for trigeminal neuralgia or other facial pain during life and examined the 100 trigeminal root entry zones (REZ) using either a transtentorial (34 cadavers) or an infratentorial approach (16 cadavers). A vascular relationship was seen in 39 REZ (39%). There was an arterial relationship… CONTINUE READING