A syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of excruciating pain lasting several seconds or longer in the sensory distribution of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE. Pain may be initiated by stimulation of trigger points on the face, lips, or gums or by movement of facial muscles or chewing. Associated conditions include MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS, vascular anomalies, ANEURYSMS, and neoplasms. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p187)
The 5th and largest cranial nerve. The trigeminal nerve is a mixed motor and sensory nerve. The larger sensory part forms the ophthalmic, mandibular, and maxillary nerves which carry afferents sensitive to external or internal stimuli from the skin, muscles, and joints of the face and mouth and from the teeth. Most of these fibers originate from cells of the TRIGEMINAL GANGLION and project to the TRIGEMINAL NUCLEUS of the brain stem. The smaller motor part arises from the brain stem trigeminal motor nucleus and innervates the muscles of mastication.
Pain in nerves, frequently involving facial SKIN, resulting from the activation the latent varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). The two forms of the condition preceding the pain are HERPES ZOSTER OTICUS; and HERPES ZOSTER OPHTHALMICUS. Following the healing of the rashes and blisters, the pain sometimes persists.
Mechanical compression of nerves or nerve roots from internal or external causes. These may result in a conduction block to nerve impulses (due to MYELIN SHEATH dysfunction) or axonal loss. The nerve and nerve sheath injuries may be caused by ISCHEMIA; INFLAMMATION; or a direct mechanical effect.
Intense or aching pain that occurs along the course or distribution of a peripheral or cranial nerve.
Surgical interruption of a spinal or cranial nerve root. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Surgery performed to relieve pressure from MICROVESSELS that are located around nerves and are causing NERVE COMPRESSION SYNDROMES.
Junction between the cerebellum and the pons.
Neuralgic syndromes which feature chronic or recurrent FACIAL PAIN as the primary manifestation of disease. Disorders of the trigeminal and facial nerves are frequently associated with these conditions.
Procedures using an electrically heated wire or scalpel to treat hemorrhage (e.g., bleeding ulcers) and to ablate tumors, mucosal lesions, and refractory arrhythmias. It is different from ELECTROSURGERY which is used more for cutting tissue than destroying and in which the patient is part of the electric circuit.
A surgical operation for the relief of pressure in a body compartment or on a body part. (From Dorland, 28th ed)
Pain in the facial region including orofacial pain and craniofacial pain. Associated conditions include local inflammatory and neoplastic disorders and neuralgic syndromes involving the trigeminal, facial, and glossopharyngeal nerves. Conditions which feature recurrent or persistent facial pain as the primary manifestation of disease are referred to as FACIAL PAIN SYNDROMES.
The performance of surgical procedures with the aid of a microscope.
An anticonvulsant used to control grand mal and psychomotor or focal seizures. Its mode of action is not fully understood, but some of its actions resemble those of PHENYTOIN; although there is little chemical resemblance between the two compounds, their three-dimensional structure is similar.
Recurrent clonic contraction of facial muscles, restricted to one side. It may occur as a manifestation of compressive lesions involving the seventh cranial nerve (FACIAL NERVE DISEASES), during recovery from BELL PALSY, or in association with other disorders. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1378)
The application, via IMPLANTED ELECTRODES, of short bursts of electrical energy in the radiofrequency range, interspersed with pauses in delivery of the current long enough to dissipate the generated heat and avoid heat-induced tissue necrosis.
Diseases of the ninth cranial (glossopharyngeal) nerve or its nuclei in the medulla. The nerve may be injured by diseases affecting the lower brain stem, floor of the posterior fossa, jugular foramen, or the nerve's extracranial course. Clinical manifestations include loss of sensation from the pharynx, decreased salivation, and syncope. Glossopharyngeal neuralgia refers to a condition that features recurrent unilateral sharp pain in the tongue, angle of the jaw, external auditory meatus and throat that may be associated with SYNCOPE. Episodes may be triggered by cough, sneeze, swallowing, or pressure on the tragus of the ear. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1390)
A vascular anomaly characterized by a radial or wedge-shaped arrangement of dilated VEINS draining into a larger vein in the brain, spinal cord, or the meninges. Veins in a venous angioma are surrounded by normal nervous tissue, unlike a CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM CAVERNOUS HEMANGIOMA that lacks intervening nervous tissue. Drainage of venous angioma is fully integrated with the body's venous system, therefore, in most cases there is no clinical signs and rare bleeding.
Absent or reduced sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation.
Diseases of the trigeminal nerve or its nuclei, which are located in the pons and medulla. The nerve is composed of three divisions: ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular, which provide sensory innervation to structures of the face, sinuses, and portions of the cranial vault. The mandibular nerve also innervates muscles of mastication. Clinical features include loss of facial and intra-oral sensation and weakness of jaw closure. Common conditions affecting the nerve include brain stem ischemia, INFRATENTORIAL NEOPLASMS, and TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA.
Pain associated with a damaged PUDENDAL NERVE. Clinical features may include positional pain with sitting in the perineal and genital areas, sexual dysfunction and FECAL INCONTINENCE and URINARY INCONTINENCE.
A radiological stereotactic technique developed for cutting or destroying tissue by high doses of radiation in place of surgical incisions. It was originally developed for neurosurgery on structures in the brain and its use gradually spread to radiation surgery on extracranial structures as well. The usual rigid needles or probes of stereotactic surgery are replaced with beams of ionizing radiation directed toward a target so as to achieve local tissue destruction.
The semilunar-shaped ganglion containing the cells of origin of most of the sensory fibers of the trigeminal nerve. It is situated within the dural cleft on the cerebral surface of the petrous portion of the temporal bone and gives off the ophthalmic, maxillary, and part of the mandibular nerves.
Traumatic injuries to the TRIGEMINAL NERVE. It may result in extreme pain, abnormal sensation in the areas the nerve innervates on face, jaw, gums and tongue and can cause difficulties with speech and chewing. It is sometimes associated with various dental treatments.
Twelve pairs of nerves that carry general afferent, visceral afferent, special afferent, somatic efferent, and autonomic efferent fibers.
Diseases of the central and peripheral nervous system. This includes disorders of the brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves, peripheral nerves, nerve roots, autonomic nervous system, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.
The presence of parasites (especially malarial parasites) in the blood. (Dorland, 27th ed)
A protozoan disease caused in humans by four species of the PLASMODIUM genus: PLASMODIUM FALCIPARUM; PLASMODIUM VIVAX; PLASMODIUM OVALE; and PLASMODIUM MALARIAE; and transmitted by the bite of an infected female mosquito of the genus ANOPHELES. Malaria is endemic in parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, Oceania, and certain Caribbean islands. It is characterized by extreme exhaustion associated with paroxysms of high FEVER; SWEATING; shaking CHILLS; and ANEMIA. Malaria in ANIMALS is caused by other species of plasmodia.
A phosphorothioate proposed as a radiation-protective agent. It causes splenic vasodilation and may block autonomic ganglia.
Scales, questionnaires, tests, and other methods used to assess pain severity and duration in patients or experimental animals to aid in diagnosis, therapy, and physiological studies.
Care of patients by a multidisciplinary team usually organized under the leadership of a physician; each member of the team has specific responsibilities and the whole team contributes to the care of the patient.
Organic chemistry methodology that mimics the modular nature of various biosynthetic processes. It uses highly reliable and selective reactions designed to "click" i.e., rapidly join small modular units together in high yield, without offensive byproducts. In combination with COMBINATORIAL CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES, it is used for the synthesis of new compounds and combinatorial libraries.
Hospitals organized and controlled by a group of physicians who practice together and provide each other with mutual support.
Computer programs based on knowledge developed from consultation with experts on a problem, and the processing and/or formalizing of this knowledge using these programs in such a manner that the problems may be solved.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Organized services in a hospital which provide medical care on an outpatient basis.
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
Habitual, repeated, rapid contraction of certain muscles, resulting in stereotyped individualized actions that can be voluntarily suppressed for only brief periods. They often involve the face, vocal cords, neck, and less often the extremities. Examples include repetitive throat clearing, vocalizations, sniffing, pursing the lips, and excessive blinking. Tics tend to be aggravated by emotional stress. When frequent they may interfere with speech and INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS. Conditions which feature frequent and prominent tics as a primary manifestation of disease are referred to as TIC DISORDERS. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp109-10)
Devices designed to provide personal protection against injury to individuals exposed to hazards in industry, sports, aviation, or daily activities.
Prudent standard preventive measures to be taken by professional and other health personnel in contact with persons afflicted with a communicable disease, to avoid contracting the disease by contagion or infection. Precautions are especially applicable in the diagnosis and care of AIDS patients.
Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a product or its container or wrapper. It includes purpose, effect, description, directions, hazards, warnings, and other relevant information.
Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a drug container or wrapper. It includes contents, indications, effects, dosages, routes, methods, frequency and duration of administration, warnings, hazards, contraindications, side effects, precautions, and other relevant information.
Form in which product is processed or wrapped and labeled. PRODUCT LABELING is also available.
Coverings for the hands, usually with separations for the fingers, made of various materials, for protection against infections, toxic substances, extremes of hot and cold, radiations, water immersion, etc. The gloves may be worn by patients, care givers, housewives, laboratory and industrial workers, police, etc.
Solid dosage forms, of varying weight, size, and shape, which may be molded or compressed, and which contain a medicinal substance in pure or diluted form. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Drugs used to prevent SEIZURES or reduce their severity.
An anticonvulsant that is used to treat a wide variety of seizures. It is also an anti-arrhythmic and a muscle relaxant. The mechanism of therapeutic action is not clear, although several cellular actions have been described including effects on ion channels, active transport, and general membrane stabilization. The mechanism of its muscle relaxant effect appears to involve a reduction in the sensitivity of muscle spindles to stretch. Phenytoin has been proposed for several other therapeutic uses, but its use has been limited by its many adverse effects and interactions with other drugs.
A fatty acid with anticonvulsant properties used in the treatment of epilepsy. The mechanisms of its therapeutic actions are not well understood. It may act by increasing GAMMA-AMINOBUTYRIC ACID levels in the brain or by altering the properties of voltage dependent sodium channels.
A condition characterized genotypically by mutation of the distal end of the long arm of the X chromosome (at gene loci FRAXA or FRAXE) and phenotypically by cognitive impairment, hyperactivity, SEIZURES, language delay, and enlargement of the ears, head, and testes. INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY occurs in nearly all males and roughly 50% of females with the full mutation of FRAXA. (From Menkes, Textbook of Child Neurology, 5th ed, p226)
A RNA-binding protein that is found predominately in the CYTOPLASM. It helps regulate GENETIC TRANSLATION in NEURONS and is absent or under-expressed in FRAGILE X SYNDROME.
Microsatellite repeats consisting of three nucleotides dispersed in the euchromatic arms of chromosomes.
Abnormal number or structure of the SEX CHROMOSOMES. Some sex chromosome aberrations are associated with SEX CHROMOSOME DISORDERS and SEX CHROMOSOME DISORDERS OF SEX DEVELOPMENT.
A characteristic symptom complex.
Proteins that bind to RNA molecules. Included here are RIBONUCLEOPROTEINS and other proteins whose function is to bind specifically to RNA.
An increased number of contiguous trinucleotide repeats in the DNA sequence from one generation to the next. The presence of these regions is associated with diseases such as FRAGILE X SYNDROME and MYOTONIC DYSTROPHY. Some CHROMOSOME FRAGILE SITES are composed of sequences where trinucleotide repeat expansion occurs.
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Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve (trigeminal nerve). The ... trigeminal_neuralgia.htm Accessed On: November 10, 2013.. Mayo Clinic for Medical Education and Research. Trigeminal Neuralgia ... Trigeminal Neuralgia Fact Sheet. November 8, 2013. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/trigeminal_neuralgia/detail ... A diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia is based upon identification of characteristic symptoms, a detailed patient history, and a ...
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... also known as tic douloureux, is a distinctive facial pain syndrome that may become recurrent and chronic. It is characterized ... Mauskop A. Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux). J Pain Symptom Manage. 1993 Apr. 8(3):148-54. [Medline]. ... encoded search term (Trigeminal%20Neuralgia) and Trigeminal Neuralgia What to Read Next on Medscape. Medscape Consult. ... Baclofen in trigeminal neuralgia: its effect on the spinal trigeminal nucleus: a pilot study. Arch Neurol. 1980 Dec. 37(12):768 ...
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  • The cause is probably a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve, one of the largest nerves in the head. (medlineplus.gov)
  • A syndrome characterized by recurrent episodes of excruciating pain lasting several seconds or longer in the sensory distribution of the trigeminal nerve. (curehunter.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder at the side of the head that causes a stabbing or electric-shock-like pain in parts of the face. (jurewitz.com)
  • Idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN)‚ also known as classical trigeminal neuralgia‚ is typically caused by a blood vessel compressing the trigeminal nerve as it exits from the brainstem (neurovascular compression). (jurewitz.com)
  • Pain conditions are caused by irreparable damage to the trigeminal nerve and secondary hyperactivity of the trigeminal nerve nucleus. (jurewitz.com)
  • There are some reports of pain relief associated with the use of trigeminal nerve stimulation procedures. (jurewitz.com)
  • Growths as well as gaunt abnormalities of the head could also press on along with aggravate your trigeminal nerve. (global-medicalsearch.com)
  • Tic douloureux (Seventh cranial nerve Soreness) Trigeminal neuralgia results in face treatment soreness. (global-medicalsearch.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (also known as prosopalgia, tic douloureux or Fothergill's disease) is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve at the base of your brain, the nerve that carries sensation from your face to your brain. (houstonmethodist.org)
  • Some causes of trigeminal neuralgia include contact between a blood vessel and the trigeminal nerve that causes the nerve to malfunction, degeneration that can happen as a result of aging, related to multiple sclerosis or a similar disorder that damages the myelin sheath protecting certain nerves and less commonly, caused by a tumor compressing the trigeminal nerve. (houstonmethodist.org)
  • We can use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to discover whether a tumor or multiple sclerosis is irritating your trigeminal nerve. (houstonmethodist.org)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia is caused by irritation of the fifth cranial nerve. (markmclaughlinmd.com)
  • The trigeminal nerve is the fifth of 12 pairs of cranial nerves in the head. (markmclaughlinmd.com)
  • MRI's can detect if a tumor or multiple sclerosis is irritating the trigeminal nerve, however often imaging of the brain will not reveal the precise cause of the pressure. (markmclaughlinmd.com)
  • Princeton Brain & Spine surgeon Mark R. McLaughlin, MD, FACS, FAANS trained with Peter Jannetta, M.D. , the 'father' of modern microvascular decompression surgery for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and other cranial nerve rhizopathies. (markmclaughlinmd.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux, is a painful disorder of a nerve in the face called the trigeminal nerve or fifth cranial nerve. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • In many people, however, something seems to be irritating the trigeminal nerve, usually in the area of the nerve's origin deep within the skull. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • In addition, up to 8% of patients who have multiple sclerosis (MS) eventually develop trigeminal neuralgia as a result of MS-related nerve damage. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • If necessary, your doctor will order a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) scan of your head to check for blood vessel abnormalities, tumors pressing on your trigeminal nerve or other possible causes of your symptoms. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Tic Douloureux aka trigeminal neuralgia is a nerve disorder. (homeodoctor.co.in)
  • It is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which is one of the most wide-reaching nerves in the head and carries sensation from your face to your brain. (homeodoctor.co.in)
  • Microvascular decompression (MVD), also known as the Jannetta procedure, is a neurosurgical procedure used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (along with other cranial nerve neuralgias) a pain syndrome characterized by severe episodes of intense facial pain, and hemifacial spasm. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1891 Sir Victor Horsley proposed the first open surgical procedure for the disorder involving the sectioning of preganglionic rootlets of the trigeminal nerve. (wikipedia.org)
  • During this procedure he noted compression of the nerve by vascular loops, and in 1932 proposed the theory that trigeminal neuralgia was caused by compression of the nerve by blood vessels, typically the superior cerebellar artery. (wikipedia.org)
  • Using a microscope and micro-instruments, the arachnoid membrane is dissected allowing visualization of the 8th, 7th and finally the trigeminal nerve. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is severe paroxysmal, lancinating facial pain due to a disorder of the 5th cranial nerve. (merckmanuals.com)
  • One theory suggests that nerve compression causes local demyelination, which may result in ectopic impulse generation (ephaptic transmission) and/or disinhibition of central pain pathways involving the spinal trigeminal nucleus. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Pain due to trigeminal neuralgia occurs along the distribution of one or more sensory divisions of the trigeminal nerve, most often the maxillary. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Thus, neurologic deficits (usually loss of facial sensation) suggest that the trigeminal neuralgia-like pain is caused by another disorder (eg, tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis plaque, vascular malformation, other lesions that compress the trigeminal nerve or disrupt its brain stem pathways). (merckmanuals.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia , or tic douloureux, is an intense pain originating mainly from areas supplied by sensory fibres of the maxillary and mandibular branches of this nerve. (britannica.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a nerve disorder. (medlineplus.gov)
  • The pain of TN comes from the trigeminal nerve. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Trigeminal nerve block (injection) with local anesthetic and steroid is an excellent treatment option to rapidly relieve pain while waiting for medicines to take effect. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Other techniques involve destroying or cutting parts of the trigeminal nerve root. (medlineplus.gov)
  • In most cases, TN1 develops due to a blood vessel pressing against the trigeminal nerve, but sometimes no underlying cause can be identified (idiopathic). (rarediseases.org)
  • TN2 can be idiopathic, due to compression of the trigeminal nerve, or can occur due to a known underlying cause such as a tumor or multiple sclerosis. (rarediseases.org)
  • The term trigeminal neuropathic facial pain may be used for pain that results from unintentional injury to the trigeminal nerve, which can result from a variety of conditions including facial trauma, oral surgery, ear, nose and throat surgery, or stroke. (rarediseases.org)
  • Other neuralgias may follow an injury, with pain, burning, tingling, or numbness in whatever part of the body the affected nerve supplies. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) also called tic douloureux, from the French for "painful spasm," is a disorder of the fifth cranial nerve, whose three branches supply the face. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Unlike TN or glossopharyngeal neuralgia, occipital neuralgia may occur in conjunction with muscle tension or migraine headaches, with the spasms of nerve pain on top of nearly continual aching. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The pain follows the path of the trigeminal (or another) nerve. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is identified in the same way as TN, that is, the patient complains of stabbing, spasmodic pain that follows the Glossopharyngeal nerve. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The condition is called trigeminal neuralgia because the painful facial areas are those served by one or more of the three branches of your trigeminal nerve. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • The pain of trigeminal neuralgia is due to a disturbance in the function of the trigeminal nerve. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • normal artery or vein and the trigeminal nerve at the base of your brain. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • The cause of the pain usually is due to contact between a normal artery or vein and the trigeminal nerve at the base of your brain. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • Physical nerve damage or stress may be the initial trigger for trigeminal neuralgia. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • You may feel pain in the area served by just one branch of the trigeminal nerve, or the pain may affect all branches on one side of your face. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • Classic : Most cases (80-90%) due to compression of trigeminal nerve root by aberrant loop of artery or vein. (slideshare.net)
  • Aetna considers trigeminal nerve blocks medically necessary for refractory cases of trigeminal neuralgia. (aetna.com)
  • These peripheral procedures refer to techniques that target portions of the trigeminal nerve distal to the Gasserian ganglion or techniques that target the Gasserian ganglion itself. (aetna.com)
  • When the gamma knife is used to treat TN, the beams are focused on the root of the trigeminal nerve. (aetna.com)
  • 2006 PMID 16436823 -- "Nerve atrophy in severe trigeminal neuralgia: noninvasive confirmation at MR imaging--initial experience. (wikibooks.org)
  • 2005 PMID 15662790 -- "Targeting the cranial nerve: microradiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia with CISS and 3D-flash MR imaging sequences. (wikibooks.org)
  • The 3-D-FIESTA sequence also allowed visualization of the branches of the trigeminal nerve inside Meckel's cavity. (wikibooks.org)
  • Neuralgia is defined as an intense burning or stabbing pain caused by irritation of or damage to a nerve. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Different types of neuralgia occur depending on the reason the nerve has been irritated. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Neuralgia is caused by irritation or nerve damage from systemic disease, inflammation, infection, and compression or physical irritation of a nerve. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (also called tic douloureux, the most common type of neuralgia), causes a brief, searing pain along the trigeminal nerve, which supplies sensation to the face. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia is an intense pain felt at the back of the tongue, in the throat, and in the ear-all areas served by the glossopharyngeal nerve. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Occipital neuralgia is caused by a pinched occipital nerve. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • To diagnose occipital neuralgia, a doctor can inject a small amount of anesthetic into the region of the occipital nerve. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia may also be relieved by surgery in which the nerve is cut or decompressed. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Clark L. P. and Taylor A. S. True tic douloureux of the sensory filaments of the facial nerve. (thejns.org)
  • True tic douloureux of the sensory filaments of the facial nerve. (thejns.org)
  • Methods of treating a patient with a psychiatric disorder include applying at least one stimulus to a trigeminal nerve within the patient with an implanted system control unit in accordance with one or more stimulation parameters. (google.de)
  • 2 . The method of claim 1 , wherein said trigeminal nerve comprises at least one or more of a trigeminal ganglion and a branch of said trigeminal nerve. (google.de)
  • 5 . The method of claim 1 , wherein said stimulus comprises one or more drugs delivered to said trigeminal nerve. (google.de)
  • tic douloureux a painful disorder of the trigeminal nerve , characterized by severe pain in the face and forehead on the affected side, extending to the midline of the face and head, triggered by stimuli such as cold drafts, chewing, drinking cold liquids, brushing the hair, or washing the face. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • It is unilateral and limited to the distribution of the trigeminal (fifth cranial) nerve. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Does increased nerve length within the treatment volume improve trigeminal neuralgia radiosurgery? (thejns.org)
  • Detailed view of trigeminal nerve , shown in yellow. (wikidoc.org)
  • is vascular compression of the Trigeminal nerve route within the brain. (coursera.org)
  • The trigeminal nerve is the largest of the cranial nerves. (britannica.com)
  • Numbness of the face is commonly due to compression of the trigeminal nerve caused by a tumour in the cranial cavity or nasopharynx or by a brainstem disorder. (britannica.com)
  • examines motor functions of the trigeminal nerve by asking the patient to clench the teeth and by tapping the patient's chin to test the jaw reflex. (britannica.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a condition of recurring pain on one side of the face due to a malfunction of one or more of the three branches of the trigeminal nerve. (pharmasave.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is usually caused by a blood vessel pressing on the nerve inside the skull. (pharmasave.com)
  • The most common cause is a blood vessel compressing the trigeminal nerve inside your head. (pharmasave.com)
  • Your doctor will probably want to rule out other possible causes of your pain, such as problems with the jaw, teeth, or sinuses, or compression of the trigeminal nerve by a tumour or aneurysm. (pharmasave.com)
  • Typical pain medications usually aren't helpful for trigeminal neuralgia because the episodes of pain are related to nerve pain. (pharmasave.com)
  • By stabilizing nerve endings, antiseizure medications (e.g., carbamazepine*) have shown to reduce the number and severity of painful episodes of trigeminal neuralgia. (pharmasave.com)
  • If the pain is relieved, a balloon or an electrode can be temporarily inserted in the trigeminal ganglion, which is part of the nerve, to produce a mechanical or electrical lesion. (pharmasave.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux corresponds to a clinical manifestation of sudden severe paroxysms of excruciating pain on one side of the face which usually lasts a few seconds to a few minutes, involving one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve (CN V). Vascular compression is the most prevalent cause. (radiopaedia.org)
  • The most common cause of trigeminal neuralgia is a compressing loop of an artery (most commonly the superior cerebellar artery (SCA)) or vein pressing on the trigeminal nerve at the cerebellopontine angle 2 , seen in ~ 95% of patients 4 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • It has been shown that compression of the centrally myelinated, proximal or posterior segment of the cisternal portion of trigeminal nerve results in clinically significant neuralgia, not the more distal, peripherally myelinated nerve ( oligodendrocytes vs Schwann cells ). (radiopaedia.org)
  • Vascular contact deforming the trigeminal nerve is seen in about 15% of cases. (radiopaedia.org)
  • In such cases, it is important to mention if the contacting vessel is an artery or vein and if it is contacting the proximal or distal portion of the cisternal portion of the trigeminal nerve. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Large surgical series have confirmed that microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve root is an efficient and durable treatment for trigeminal neuralgia 4 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition that affects one of the largest nerves in the head, the trigeminal nerve. (uthscsa.edu)
  • As the name suggests, the trigeminal nerve has three branches. (uthscsa.edu)
  • The upper (ophthalmic), middle (maxillary), and lower (mandibular) portions of the face carry sensations from the trigeminal nerve to the brain. (uthscsa.edu)
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) can more clearly show blood vessel problems and any trigeminal nerve compression close to the brainstem. (uthscsa.edu)
  • Physicians might attempt to determine if there is a psychological cause rather than a physiological abnormality, especially if there is no apparent compression of the trigeminal nerve. (uthscsa.edu)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is frequently caused by a blood vessel pressing against the trigeminal nerve as it exits the brainstem. (uthscsa.edu)
  • Also called trigeminal neuralgia, this is a neurologic condition of the trigeminal facial nerve, characterized by paroxysms (sudden outburst) of flashing, stabbing pain radiating along the course of a branch of the nerve from the angle of the jaw. (healthcentral.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is the most frequent of all neuralgias and results from dysfunction of the fifth, or trigeminal, cranial nerve. (healthcentral.com)
  • Modern neurology now classifies it as trigeminal neuralgia, a reference to neuropathy of the fifth cranial nerve (the trigeminal nerve). (listverse.com)
  • Your trigeminal nerve is responsible for sensations on your face. (medications.com)
  • The cause of TN is probably a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve. (medications.com)
  • The most prevalent theory of TN etiology is that the trigeminal nerve is compressed at the root entry zone (REZ) by blood vessels. (frontiersin.org)
  • Specifically, studies have used high-resolution structural MRI methods to visualize patterns of trigeminal nerve-vessel relationships and to detect subtle pathological features at the trigeminal REZ. (frontiersin.org)
  • 1. The diagram above is a schematic of the Trigeminal nerve. (doctorspiller.com)
  • The other side of your face has its own Trigeminal nerve. (doctorspiller.com)
  • This intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain is caused by irritation of the trigeminal nerve , which sends branches to the forehead, cheek and lower jaw. (aans.org)
  • One trigeminal nerve runs to the right side of the head, while the other runs to the left. (aans.org)
  • The pain associated with trigeminal neuralgia represents an irritation of the nerve. (aans.org)
  • Other causes of trigeminal neuralgia include pressure of a tumor on the nerve or MS, which damages the myelin sheaths . (aans.org)
  • NINDS vigorously pursues a research program seeking new treatments for pain and nerve damage with the ultimate goal of reversing debilitating conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia. (nih.gov)
  • The presumed cause of TN is a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve in the head as it exits the brainstem. (nih.gov)
  • Pain arises from the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensory messages to and from the face. (livestrong.com)
  • The trigeminal nerve connects directly to the brain and controls facial sensations, biting and chewing. (uclahealth.org)
  • People diagnosed with trigeminal neuralgia experience intermittent shooting pain on one side of the face, coming from one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. (uclahealth.org)
  • The trigeminal nerve is a cranial nerve (meaning it exits the brain through the skull, bypassing the spinal cord). (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The trigeminal nerve provides sensation and control of the face. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Inflammation of or pressure on the trigeminal nerve can cause intense pain, sometimes requiring surgery. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The pain comes from one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve-the major carrier of sensory information from the face to the brain. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • There are 3 branches of the trigeminal nerve: the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Most of the time, doctors cannot identify any disease of the trigeminal nerve or the central nervous system . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (also called tic douloureux) is a chronic painful condition involving the fifth cranial nerve, called the trigeminal nerve. (empowher.com)
  • According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, trigeminal neuralgia is presumed to be caused by a blood vessel pressing on the nerve. (empowher.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries sensation from your face to your brain. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Usually, the problem is contact between a normal blood vessel - in this case, an artery or a vein - and the trigeminal nerve at the base of your brain. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia can also be caused by a tumor compressing the trigeminal nerve. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Classic / idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia typically occurs in persons over the age of 50, is more common in females, is predominately unilateral, has tactile (light touch) "trigger" areas, does not produce a neurosensory deficit (numbness), and is restricted to the distribution of the trigeminal nerve. (massgeneral.org)
  • Currently, the most common surgical procedures are percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation of the trigeminal nerve, intracranial microvascular decompression of the nerve and non-invasive gamma knife radiosurgery of the nerve. (massgeneral.org)
  • If you have infraorbital neuropathy does that mean you have trigeminal neuralgia, since the infraorbital nerve comes from the trigmeinal nerve? (healthtap.com)
  • If you have shocklike lancinating sudden intermittent pain , then you may have trigeminal neuralgia of that division of the trigeminal nerve . (healthtap.com)
  • Facial or trigeminal neuralgia is due to irritation of the trigeminal nerve . (healthtap.com)
  • Much of the trigeminal nerve is inear the brain except for the peripheral portions leading up to the face. (healthtap.com)
  • Surgery may be helpful if a structural problem (such as a blood vessel pressing on the trigeminal nerve) is the cause. (healthwise.net)
  • However, surgery can leave the face feeling numb because it works by damaging the trigeminal nerve in the face. (mstrust.org.uk)
  • The factors which helped most were having only one branch of the trigeminal nerve affected, not having had previous surgery and using a short compression time and/or a pear-shaped balloon during the procedure. (mstrust.org.uk)
  • Dear V.N: The French named this nerve condition appropriately -- tic douloureux (due-lou-RUE), a painful spasm. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The English name is trigeminal neuralgia, implicating the trigeminal nerve of the face as the nerve that jolts it with stabbing pain. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • TN affects one of your largest nerves inside your head, the trigeminal nerve. (ygoy.com)
  • TN happens due to the disorder of the trigeminal nerve (the fifth cranial nerve). (ygoy.com)
  • There are two trigeminal nerve located in different areas. (ygoy.com)
  • Trigeminal nerve is also being the mediator of the pain by headache. (ygoy.com)
  • Many different concepts have been presented and discussed, for example, the presence of a neuroma, implying that the nerve has been damaged in the periphery, and intracranial vascular compression of the trigeminal nerve root at the base of the skull. (hindawi.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (or tic douloureux) is a disorder of the trigeminal (fifth) cranial nerve that causes intense, episodic pain in facial areas connected to the trigeminal nerve. (rarediseases.org)
  • Other disorders that cause similar symptoms (eg, multiple sclerosis) are sometimes considered to be trigeminal neuralgia and sometimes not. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Less commonly, multiple sclerosis or a tumour can cause trigeminal neuralgia. (pharmasave.com)
  • Multiple sclerosis may also cause trigeminal neuralgia and its incidence is much higher in multiple sclerosis than in the general population. (radiopaedia.org)
  • In a young patient with trigeminal neuralgia, multiple sclerosis is suspected even if there are no other neurologic signs. (healthcentral.com)
  • Brisman R: Trigeminal neuralgia and multiple sclerosis. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • People with multiple sclerosis may also experience symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia. (livestrong.com)
  • It is most common in people over 50, more common in women than men, and approximately two to three percent of patients with trigeminal neuralgia have multiple sclerosis. (empowher.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia can occur as a result of aging, or it can be related to multiple sclerosis or a similar disorder that damages the myelin sheath protecting certain nerves. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Imaging studies (MRI) are employed to evaluate for the presence of a tumor, blood vessel abnormality, multiple sclerosis or another disorder that might be damaging the trigeminal system. (massgeneral.org)
  • When trigeminal neuralgia occurs in young people, it is often caused by multiple sclerosis. (healthwise.net)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (also called tic douloureux) is sometimes a symptom of multiple sclerosis and is often extremely painful. (mstrust.org.uk)
  • Percutaneous balloon compression for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in patients with multiple sclerosis. (mstrust.org.uk)
  • Symptomatic TN happens when TN patients show the symptom of another disorder, such as trigeminal root, cerebellopontine angle, or multiple sclerosis and benign tumors of the Gasserian ganglion. (ygoy.com)
  • Aetna considers surgery for trigeminal neuralgia not meeting the afore-mentioned criteria experimental and investigational. (aetna.com)
  • Counsel patients considering Microvascular Decompression surgery for trigeminal neuralgia that there currently does not appear to be a relationship between the type of vascular compression and facial pain outcome in MVD, 2. (cns.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is a serious disorder‚ and many cases may be incurable. (jurewitz.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia can be quite a disorder connected with center era or perhaps afterwards everyday living. (global-medicalsearch.com)
  • About 5 percent of people with trigeminal neuralgia have other family members with the disorder, which suggests a possible genetic cause in some cases. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • [ 27 ] With 3 placebo-controlled crossover studies validating its efficacy in trigeminal neuralgia, providing relief by roughly 75% versus only 25% in the placebo arms (Killian, Nicol, Campbell), carbamazepine is the best studied drug for this disorder and the only one with US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval in this setting. (medscape.com)
  • In the United States, the FDA -approved medical uses are epilepsy (including partial seizures , generalized tonic-clonic seizures and mixed seizures ), trigeminal neuralgia , and manic and mixed episodes of bipolar I disorder . (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the study author, "Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN), 'tic douloureux,' French in origin meaning 'painful spasm,' is a widespread neurological disorder that is often misdiagnosed as a dental or jaw problem, and has been even said to be a psychological disorder. (austintxchiro.com)
  • Classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic pain disorder that has been described as one of the most severe pains one can suffer. (frontiersin.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, or tic douloureux, is a chronic neuropathic pain disorder characterized by episodes of sudden, severe facial pain. (livestrong.com)
  • Although trigeminal neuralgia is not a life-threatening disorder, the pain attacks can prove disabling. (livestrong.com)
  • Occipital neuralgia is a pain disorder caused by irritation or damage to the occipital nerves. (livestrong.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, often called tic douloureux, is a craniofacial pain disorder characterized by episodes of severe, sharp, lancinating, "electric-like" bolts of pain. (massgeneral.org)
  • Investigated for use in trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux), a neuropathic disorder characterized by severe facial pain. (drugbank.ca)
  • People who have trigeminal neuralgia usually have episodes of sudden, intense, "stabbing" or "shocklike" facial pain. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia causes episodes of sudden, intense facial pain that usually last for two minutes or less. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia or tic douloureux is severe, often debilitating, facial pain that significantly impairs the patient's quality of life and health. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The facial pain of migraine neuralgia lasts between 30 minutes and an hour and occurs at the same time on successive days. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), characterized by excruciating attacks of electric shock-like unilateral facial pain, has been described as one of the most severe pains one can experience. (frontiersin.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia, also known as tic douloureux , is a chronic pain condition associated with sharp facial pain. (uclahealth.org)
  • People who have trigeminal neuralgia (TN) facial pain describe it as intermittent electrical shocks to a specific area. (barnesjewish.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (tic douloureux) is a recurrent, stabbing facial pain that is rare among young adults. (rutgers.edu)
  • The symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia can be confused with migraine, toothache, and many other problems that cause facial pain, making it tricky to diagnose. (empowher.com)
  • Probably you have a facial pain which is called Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). (ygoy.com)
  • In this study, we elucidate the possible causative role of chronic subclinical inflammation in jawbone of patients with atypical facial pain (AFP) and trigeminal neuralgia (TRN) in the local overexpression of the chemokine regulated on activation and normal T-cell expressed and secreted (RANTES/C-C motif ligand 5 CCL5). (hindawi.com)
  • The TNA - The Facial Pain Association is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to providing information, mutual aid, support, and encouragement to people with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and their families. (rarediseases.org)
  • The term tic is used because people with trigeminal neuralgia often contract their facial muscles, or wince when in pain, because the pain is so severe. (pharmasave.com)
  • People with trigeminal neuralgia describe their pain as an excruciating shock-like or burning sensation on one side of the lower face, cheek or jaw or around the eye. (livestrong.com)
  • People with trigeminal neuralgia become plagued by intermittent severe pain that interferes with common daily activities such as eating and sleep . (emedicinehealth.com)
  • The most generally acknowledged theory is usually condensation of your trigeminal, often by way of blood vessel, triggering them to become irritated. (global-medicalsearch.com)
  • The most common term used by sufferers and those who treat trigeminal neuralgia is simply "TN. (listverse.com)
  • Numerous surgical procedures have been advocated to treat trigeminal neuralgia. (massgeneral.org)
  • Approximately 50% of patients also have specific trigger points or zones on the face, usually located somewhere between the lips and nose, where an episode of trigeminal neuralgia can be triggered by a touch or a temperature change. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Patients most likely to benefit from a microvascular decompression have a classic form of trigeminal neuralgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients will be treated in a single session with 75 Gy maximal dose covering a 6 mm segment of the retrogasserian cisternal portion of the trigeminal sensory root. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Most neuralgia patients are 50 or older, although younger patients can be affected as well. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia patients also tend to be middle-aged, but are more often male than female. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Because most patients incur trigeminal neuralgia when older than 60 years, medical management is the logical initial therapy. (medscape.com)
  • Because patients with trigeminal neuralgia will be using medications for years, perhaps decades, their cost is relevant. (medscape.com)
  • patients suffering from Trigeminal Neuralgia. (coursera.org)
  • Neurosurgery is generally more helpful in those patients with paroxysmal rather than constant pain and in patients whose pain follows the anatomic distribution of 1 or more trigeminal distributions rather than being spread diffusely. (medscape.com)
  • MRI is the imaging modality of choice and should be considered the initial screening procedure in the assessment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia 3 . (radiopaedia.org)
  • For example, Trousseau observed that because the painful paroxysms experienced by TN patients resembled a convulsive seizure he termed "epileptiform neuralgia" ( Trousseau, 1853 ), TN was due to paroxysmal activity in the trigeminal system similar to cerebral paroxysmal discharges experienced by epilepsy patients. (frontiersin.org)
  • The investigators know little about how patients feel following radiosurgery treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. (stanford.edu)
  • Therefore, the goal of this study is to gather this information from the patients who received radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia at Stanford and evaluate post-treatment patient satisfaction, the degree of facial numbness, and current pain score. (stanford.edu)
  • Patel NK, Aquilina K, Clarke Y, Renowden SA, Coakham HB: How accurate is magnetic resonance angiography in predicting neurovascular compression in patients with trigeminal neuralgia? (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Glycerol rhizotomy versus gamma knife radiosurgery for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: an analysis of patients treated at one institution. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Our UCLA Neuromodulation for Movement Disorders and Pain Program offers three surgical treatments to relieve pain for patients who suffer from trigeminal neuralgia in Los Angeles. (uclahealth.org)
  • It is essential you see a doctor familiar with the care of patients with trigeminal neuralgia early on to help prevent the development of more severe complications. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Tegretol ( carbamazepine ) is commonly used to treat patients with trigeminal neuralgia . (healthtap.com)
  • If the pain persists after the rash is gone, continuing for weeks to years (over one year in 50% of elderly patients), it is called Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN). (townsendletter.com)
  • For 75% of patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic douloureux), the frequent lancinating pains can be controlled with medications. (cns.org)
  • There are two trigeminal nerves, one on each side of the face. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Occipital neuralgia is caused by pain from one of the two occipital nerves that supply the back of the head. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Sophisticated structural MRI techniques including diffusion tensor imaging provide new opportunities to assess the trigeminal nerves and CNS to provide insight into TN etiology and pathogenesis. (frontiersin.org)
  • This is because the "short circuit" effects only one of the two Trigeminal nerves. (doctorspiller.com)
  • Is it possible it could spread throughout the nerves causing things like trigeminal neuralgia? (healthtap.com)
  • Most physicians and dentists do not believe that dental work can cause trigeminal neuralgia. (aans.org)
  • To diagnose trigeminal neuralgia, our team will ask you to describe your pain symptoms, concentrating on the type of pain, the location and whether an event triggered the pain. (houstonmethodist.org)
  • Your doctor will diagnose trigeminal neuralgia based on your symptoms, the examination and test results. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • There is no single test to diagnose trigeminal neuralgia (TN). (uthscsa.edu)
  • TN1 is also known as classical trigeminal neuralgia. (rarediseases.org)
  • What are the signs and symptoms of classical Trigeminal Neuralgia? (coursera.org)
  • Antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) work well for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) and have been known to do so since a study was completed with phenytoin (PHE) in 1942 (Bergouignan) and another with carbamazepine (CBZ) in 1962 (Blom). (medscape.com)
  • Since the carbamazepine studies, however, newer second- and third-generation AEDs have expanded the choice of AED in trigeminal neuralgia, having demonstrated their efficacy in a variety of neuropathic pain syndromes, including trigeminal neuralgia, as well as in painful diabetic polyneuropathy and postherpetic neuralgia. (medscape.com)
  • Aetna considers the following surgical procedures for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia medically necessary when the condition has persisted for at least 6 months despite conservative treatment with pharmacotherapies (carbamazepine, phenytoin, and baclofen) or the member is unable to tolerate the side effects of the medications. (aetna.com)
  • Glossopharyngeal, trigeminal, and postherpetic neuralgias sometimes respond to anticonvulsant drugs , such as carbamazepine or phenytoin, or to painkillers, such as acetaminophen . (thefreedictionary.com)
  • The initial treatment of trigeminal neuralgia is medical, with carbamazepine and/or gabapentin. (radiopaedia.org)
  • In general, attempts to control the pain of trigeminal neuralgia begin with medications such as phenytoin or carbamazepine. (healthcentral.com)
  • Farago F: Trigeminal neuralgia: its treatment with two new carbamazepine analogues. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • During the 18th century, Nicolaus Andre ( a French surgeon) named TN as tic douloureux (painful spasm). (ygoy.com)
  • People often call trigeminal neuralgia ' tic douloureux ' because of a characteristic muscle spasm that accompanies the pain. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Other types are occipital neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and postherpetic neuralgia. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Although most neuralgias have no known cause, one type, postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is only seen following an outbreak of shingles , a painful, blistering rash caused by the Herpes zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox . (encyclopedia.com)
  • Postherpetic neuralgia is an intense debilitating pain felt at the site of a previous attack of shingles. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • People with shingles should see a doctor within three days of developing the rash, since aggressive treatment of the blisters that appear with the rash can ease the severity of the infection and minimize the risk of developing postherpetic neuralgia. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • However, it is not clear whether the treatment can prevent postherpetic neuralgia. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • If postherpetic neuralgia develops, a variety of treatments can be tried, since their effectiveness varies from person-to-person. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia (PHN) follows a rash called herpes zoster. (townsendletter.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a type of chronic pain that affects your face. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia typically affects women more often than men and people who are older than 50. (houstonmethodist.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia most often affects people over the age of 50, however it can occur at any age. (markmclaughlinmd.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia affects mainly adults, especially older people. (merckmanuals.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia usually affects just one side of your face. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia most frequently affects women older than 50 years. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia affects women more often than men, and it's more likely to occur in people who are older than 50. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia sometimes affects more than one branch at a time. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Can you have trigeminal neuralgia that affects both sides of your face? (healthtap.com)
  • However the term "atypical" trigeminal neuralgia has been inconsistently used for individuals who do not have TN1 and remains a vague, undefined term. (rarediseases.org)
  • Sindou M, Leston J, Howeidy T, Decullier E, Chapuis F: Micro-vascular decompression for primary Trigeminal Neuralgia (typical or atypical). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Most recent diagnoses are Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia and Migraines, which have different symptoms but may be related origin. (empowher.com)
  • Also called facial neuralgia, trifacial neuralgia , trigeminal neuralgia . (dictionary.com)
  • Less worrisome monikers for trigeminal neuralgia include tic douloureux, Fothergill's disease, prosoplasia, and trifacial neuralgia. (listverse.com)
  • For unknown reasons, trigeminal neuralgia almost never occurs at night when the person is sleeping. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia most commonly occurs in people older than age 50, with women disproportionately affected. (livestrong.com)
  • The pain of trigeminal neuralgia occurs almost exclusively in the maxillary and mandibular divisions. (emedicinehealth.com)
  • two principal types of neuralgia: trigeminal neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia. (britannica.com)
  • PHN and TN are the most common types of neuralgia. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Several other surgical procedures exist for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia, including percutaneous rhizotomy, percutaneous glycerol injection, percutaneous balloon compression, rhyzotomy and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). (wikipedia.org)
  • UCLA PMID 15730595 -- "Three-dimensional fast imaging employing steady-state acquisition magnetic resonance imaging for stereotactic radiosurgery of trigeminal neuralgia. (wikibooks.org)
  • My clinical and research interests focus on the development of new radiation techniques involving stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy for the treatment of malignant and benign tumors of the brain and spine, as well as functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia. (stanford.edu)
  • Attacks of trigeminal neuralgia can vary significantly, and may occur in clusters, with several episodes following in series over the course of a day. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Glossopharyngeal is a relatively rare neuralgia, marked by recurring attacks of severe pain that occur for no apparent reason in the throat, ears, and neck. (encyclopedia.com)
  • The pain of trigeminal neuralgia may occur in a fairly small area of your face, or it may spread rapidly over a wider area. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia tends to occur between after age 40. (healthtap.com)
  • New cases of trigeminal neuralgia affect 4 to 5 of every 100,000 people in the United States each year. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • In almost all cases of trigeminal neuralgia, the results of these examinations are normal. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • Zakrzewska JM: Consumer views on management of trigeminal neuralgia. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • The main treatments for trigeminal neuralgia involve prescribed medications and surgery. (blackdoctor.org)
  • According to the International RadioSurgery Association‚ about 140‚000 people in the United States are afflicted with Trigeminal neuralgia (TN)‚ and approximately 14‚000 new cases are diagnosed each year. (jurewitz.com)
  • Long-term outcomes of Gamma Knife radiosurgery for classic trigeminal neuralgia: implications of treatment and critical review of the literature. (thejns.org)
  • Brisman R: Gamma knife radiosurgery for primary management for trigeminal neuralgia. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Herman JM, Petit JH, Amin P, Kwok Y, Dutta PR, Chin LS: Repeat gamma knife radiosurgery for refractory or recurrent trigeminal neuralgia: treatment outcomes and quality-of-life assessment. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Women are more likely than men to experience trigeminal neuralgia. (pharmasave.com)
  • Some people may experience trigeminal neuralgia due to a brain lesion or other abnormalities. (blackdoctor.org)
  • With the advent of the operative microscope, Peter J. Jannetta was able to further confirm this theory in 1967 and advocated moving the offending vessel and placing a sponge to prevent the vessel from returning to its native position as a treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because of the variety of treatment options available, having trigeminal neuralgia doesn't necessarily mean you're doomed to a life of pain. (knowyourdisease.com)
  • In the case of symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia, adequate treatment is that of its cause, the details of which are out of the scope of this article. (medscape.com)
  • It is important for people with severe trigeminal neuralgia to receive appropriate treatment as quickly as possible, as the pain can interfere with normal activities such as eating and sleeping and can lead to depression and even suicide. (pharmasave.com)
  • Steiger HJ: Prognostic factors in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Assessment of pain control, quality of life, and predictors of success after gamma knife surgery for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • The first line of treatment for trigeminal neuralgia is medication. (uclahealth.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful and frustrating problem, but with proper diagnosis and treatment, it can often be controlled. (empowher.com)
  • Numerous management approaches have been and are still currently available for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. (massgeneral.org)
  • The researchers concluded that PBC is a safe and effective treatment for trigeminal neuralgia when drug treatments have not worked. (mstrust.org.uk)
  • There is no specific test to confirm the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia, so an important part of the diagnosis is excluding other explanations for the symptoms. (connecttoresearch.org)
  • The diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia is based on patient's history, and an imaging study is usually indicated when there are clinical signs suggestive of this. (radiopaedia.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is a neuropathic pain syndrome characterized by paroxysmal, triggered, trigeminally distributed pain. (aetna.com)
  • This associated with trigeminal neuralgia is usually handled with medicines and also surgical procedures. (global-medicalsearch.com)
  • In other cases, surgical injuries, stroke or facial trauma may be responsible for trigeminal neuralgia. (blackdoctor.org)
  • Most of these are effective, yet trigeminal neuralgia remains sometimes difficult to manage due to the fact that the cause remains unknown and therefore no universally accepted medical and surgical management protocol is available. (massgeneral.org)
  • The target volume shall be the 6 mm segment of the retrogasserian cisternal portion of the trigeminal sensory root. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Unassociated with gross trigeminal motor or sensory loss. (wikibooks.org)
  • Meckel's cave - gasserian ganglion (sensory ganglion), located 2 cm anterior to trigeminal root entry zone. (wikibooks.org)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (also called Tic Douloureux ) is a chronic pain condition characterized by recurring episodes of extreme, sporadic, sudden burning or electric shock-like face pain. (markmclaughlinmd.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by a sudden, severe pain typically felt on one side of the jaw or cheek. (uthscsa.edu)
  • Sindou MP, Chiha M, Mertens P: Anatomical findings observed during microsurgical approaches of the cerebellopontine angle for vascular decompression in trigeminal neuralgia (350 cases). (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Often, a vascular loop is noted at the trigeminal nerve's root entry zone. (cns.org)
  • The most significant symptom of trigeminal neuralgia is recurring episodes of intense, short-lived spasms of pain of the lower portion of the face and the jaw. (rarediseases.org)
  • In conclusion, this review highlights the advanced structural neuroimaging methods that are valuable tools to assess the trigeminal system in TN and may inform our current understanding of TN pathology. (frontiersin.org)
  • Love S, Coakham HB: Trigeminal neuralgia: pathology and pathogenesis. (aerzteblatt.de)
  • Oregon, 2004 PMID 15540931 -- "Pathophysiology of trigeminal neuralgia: new evidence from a trigeminal ganglion intraoperative microneurographic recording. (wikibooks.org)
  • A lesion of the trigeminal ganglion can also be obtained with focused high dose radiation. (pharmasave.com)
  • In some cases, compression neuralgia (including occipital neuralgia) can be relieved by surgery. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (TN, aka the "suicide disease") is considered to be the worst pain known to man and medicine. (listverse.com)
  • One can't deny the shock value of trigeminal neuralgia's most famous and chilling colloquial name-the "suicide disease. (listverse.com)
  • Acute trigeminal pain is unavoidable given our interaction with dental decay, but it is just the tip of a disease iceberg. (hindawi.com)