Aetiology and Pathogenesis of Trigeminal Neuralgia: a Comprehensive Review
A severe injury by fluid Ammonia of the nasal mucosa resulted with a strong irritation of the 1. and 2. branch of the trigeminus nerve with sudden and heavy attacks of pain. The region below the head of the right inferior nasal concha was detected as a trigger zone for smoke, smell, dust and cold air. Local anaesthesia stopped the attacks. The surgical excision and electrocoagulation of that aerea and the lateropexis of the inferior concha avoided the returning of the troubles for over a half year. The recommencement of the attacks could be stopped by local application of carbolic acid solution (10%). A similar treatment could not be found in the literature.