Date: 26th January 2012 Trigeminal NeuralgiaDate: 26th January 2012Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigeminal Neuralgia is known as Fothergill's Disease. It presents with sharp,lancinating electric shock paroxysmal facial pain in one or more distributions of the trigeminal nerve(cranial nerve V).Treatment options include medications (tegretol, dilantin, amitriptyline etc), facial percutaneous trigeminal glycerol/balloon/radiofrequency treatments, radiosurgery and posterior fossa micovascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve(Jannetta's procedure). Investigatons such as CT & MR brain with trigeminal neurography are essential.Radiosurgery & gamma/cyber knife surgery are being exploredas non-surgical or injection therapies for this disabling condition.
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