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Trigeminal Neuralgia

Lawrence C. Newman and Morris Levin

in Headache and Facial Pain

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780195373875
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322800 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195373875.003.0019

Series: What Do I Do Now

Trigeminal Neuralgia

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The agonizing pain of trigeminal neuralgia can prove resistant to simple treatment. Differential diagnosis includes glossopharyngeal neuralgia, facial pathology, and lesions in the region of the path of the trigeminal nerve or in the brainstem near the trigeminal nuclei. Both diagnostic and treatment approaches (medical and surgical) are discussed in this chapter.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Pain Medicine

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