Trigeminal neuralgia: for one nerve a multitude of treatments.

  title={Trigeminal neuralgia: for one nerve a multitude of treatments.},
  author={William P Cheshire},
  journal={Expert review of neurotherapeutics},
  volume={7 11},
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is reputed to be one of the most painful conditions in human experience. Thus, many treatments, both medical and surgical, have been developed for this relapsing and remitting, paroxysmal stabbing or electrical, facial pain syndrome. The likely etiology in many cases is vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve root entry zone, leading to focal demyelination and aberrant neural discharges. MRI may disclose neurovascular contact, although not with sufficient… CONTINUE READING
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