A painful disorder of the sensory nucleus of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve [CN] V) that produces episodic, paroxysmal, severe, lancinating facial pain lasting seconds to minute...
Drug treatment is first line.
Invasive procedures are reserved for patients who cannot tolerate, fail to respond to, or relapse after chronic drug treatment.
Carbamazepine and/or phenytoin serum levels
If carbamazepine is prescrib...
G50.0 Trigeminal neuralgia
B02.22 Postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia
350.1 Trigeminal neuralgia
053.12 Postherpetic trigeminal neuralgia
31681005 trigeminal neuralgia (disorder)
Patients with TN typically have a normal physical exam.
The long-term efficacy of pharmacotherapy for TN is 40–50%.
If pharmacotherapy fails, stereotactic radiosurgery or surgical microv...
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