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All main topics / Medicine / Anatomy / Anatomy 13, 10 (ear and trigeminal)
what is trigeminal neuralgia?
in which age group does it happen?
with which v division is it assocaited?
Trigeminal neuralgia (or tic doloreux∗) is a disorder of the sensory root of the trigeminal nerve 

most common in middle-aged and elderly people

associated with the maxillary division (less frequently in the
mandibular division and least in the ophthalmic division)
The cause of trigeminal neuralgia is unknown, but may be due to an aberrant blood vessel

-surgical displacement of such vessels has relieved symptoms. -temporary block of the infraorbital nerve by
injection of alcohol.
- branches of the infraorbital nerve may be surgically transected or
avulsed at the foramen, or ablated using selective radio frequencies from a needle electrode passed
through the foramen ovale.
- sensory root may be partially cut between the ganglion and pons
(rhizotomy), or the spinal tract sectioned (tractotomy). S
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Author: Peebls
Main topic: Medicine
Topic: Anatomy
Published: 02.05.2010




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