Trigeminal Neuralgia: Historical Notes and Current Concepts

@article{Prasad2009TrigeminalNH,
  title={Trigeminal Neuralgia: Historical Notes and Current Concepts},
  author={Sashank Prasad and Steven L. Galetta},
  journal={The Neurologist},
  year={2009},
  volume={15},
  pages={87-94}
}
Background:Trigeminal neuralgia is a syndrome of paroxysmal excruciating, lancinating unilateral facial pain. Review Summary:There are several clinical features that are characteristic of trigeminal neuralgia, but there may be red flags that should suggest alternative diagnoses. There is convincing evidence that the idiopathic form develops from focal demyelination at the trigeminal root entry zone with subsequent ephaptic cross-talk between axons. Vascular compression of the nerve root causes… 

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