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Trigeminal Neuralgia Association
Support and information for patients, families, and physicians dealing with trigeminal neuralgia and other facial neuralgias

Raeder Paratrigeminal Syndrome: eMedicine Neurology
Overview: First described by Raeder in 1918, Raeder paratrigeminal syndrome (ie, paratrigeminal neuralgia) is characterized by severe unilateral facial pain and headache in the distribution of the ophthalmic division of the trigeminal nerve in combination with ipsilateral ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia: eMedicine Neurosurgery
The clinical description of severe facial pain, which is now known as trigeminal neuralgia (TN), can be traced back more than 300 years. Aretaeus of Cappadocia, known for one of the earliest descriptions of migraine, is credited ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia: eMedicine Emergency Medicine
Overview: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN), also known as tic douloureux, is a pain syndrome recognizable by the patient's history alone. The condition is characterized by pain often accompanied by a brief facial spasm or tic. Pain distribution is ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia: eMedicine Neurology
Overview: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a common and potentially disabling pain syndrome, the precise pathophysiology of which remains obscure. Although neurologic examination findings are normal in patients with the idiopathic variety, the clinical history is distinctive. The ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association (TNA)
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN -- tic douloureux) is a neurologic disorder of the fifth cranial (trigeminal) nerve. It is characterized by episodes of intense, stabbing, electric shock-like pain in the areas of the face where the branches of the nerve are distributed - lips, eyes, nose, scalp, forehead upper jaw and lower jaw.

Trigeminal Neuralgia Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disord
Trigeminal Neuralgia (tic doloreaux) information compiled by NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Trigeminal Neuralgia : Article by Gordon H Campbell, MSN
Trigeminal Neuralgia - Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a common and potentially disabling pain syndrome, the precise pathophysiology of which remains obscure.Although neurologic examination findings are normal in patients with the idiopathic variety, the clinical history is distinctive. The initial response to carbamazepine therapy typically is diagnostic and successful.Despite obtaining this satisfying early relief with medication, patients may experience breakthrough pain that requires additional drugs and, in some patients, one or more of a variety of surgical interventions.Historical noteIn 1900, ...

Trigeminal Neuralgia : Article by Suzan Khoromi, MD
Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia : Article by Marc E Lenaerts, MD
Trigeminal Neuralgia - First detailed in the 18th century, trigeminal neuralgia is a severe, lightninglike pain in the trigeminal nerve territory that can be triggered by various stimuli (eg, touch).Diagnostic criteria for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia by the International Headache Society are as follows:Paroxysmal attacks of facial or frontal pain occur, lasting a few seconds to less than 2 minutes.Pain has at least 4 of the following characteristics:Distribution along 1 or more divisions of the trigeminal nerveSudden, intense, sharp, superficial, stabbing, ...

Facial Neuralgia Resources
Facial Neuralgia Resources is a patient-to-patient resource for people with face pain caused by cranial nerves disorders including trigeminal neurlgia, atypical facial pain, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, anesthesia dolorosa and other facial neuralgias.

Toxicity, Carbamazepine: eMedicine Pediatrics: Cardiac Disease and Critical Care
Overview: Carbamazepine (Tegretol) has been used for treatment of trigeminal neuralgias since 1960. Since carbamazepine received approval for use as an antiepileptic agent in the United States in 1974, it became widely used for the management of ...

Carbamazepine: eMedicine Emergency Medicine
Carbamazepine (5H-dibenzazepine-5-carboxamide) is an iminostilbene derivative with a tricyclic structure. It is an antiepileptic drug widely used for treatment of simple partial seizures and complex partial seizures, trigeminal neuralgia, and bipolar affective disorder. Carbamazepine selectively inhibits ...

Persistent Idiopathic Facial Pain: eMedicine Neurology
Overview: The term atypical facial pain was first introduced by Frazier and Russell in 1924. It has since been renamed persistent idiopathic facial pain (PIFP). PIFP refers to pain along the territory of the trigeminal nerve that ...

Fresno - Fresno Headache Medical Clinic
The Fresno Headache Medical Clinic is one of the leading centers in the San Joaquin Valley in treating complex and difficult headache problems. The center is dedicated to helping patients with difficult to treat headaches get back to their normal activities. Physicians at the center utilize both traditional treatments and the latest innovative medical technology in treating headaches.

Schwannoma, Cranial Nerve: eMedicine Radiology
Overview: Prior to the advent of MRI, imaging of the cranial nerves (CNs) was difficult, and mass lesions arising from these nerves was often indirectly detected only by looking at bony changes in the skull base foramen ...

Multiple Sclerosis: eMedicine Neurology
Overview: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory, demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). MS lesions, characterized by perivascular infiltration of monocytes and lymphocytes, appear as indurated areas in pathologic specimens; hence, the term sclerosis in ...

American Equilibration Society
The American Equilibration Society stimulates studies of stresses that affect the temporomandibular region, and promotes better understanding of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of occlusal and temporomandibular joint disease.

Facial Pain and Headache: eMedicine Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery
Overview: Headache and facial pain are common complaints in the emergency and outpatient setting. The lifetime prevalence of headache is greater than 90%.1 Most patients who present with headache have 1 of the following 3 main headache ...

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Nerve Block, Infraorbital: eMedicine Clinical Procedures
Overview: The infraorbital nerve block is often used to accomplish regional anesthesia of the face. The procedure offers several advantages over local tissue infiltration. A nerve block often achieves anesthesia with a smaller amount of medication than ...

Nerve Block, Supraorbital: eMedicine Clinical Procedures
Overview: The supraorbital nerve block is often used to accomplish regional anesthesia of the face because it offers several advantages over local tissue infiltration. A nerve block often achieves anesthesia with a smaller amount of medication than is ...

Sturge-Weber Syndrome: eMedicine Radiology
Overview: Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS) is a congenital disorder caused by the persistence of the transitory primordial sinusoidal plexus stage of vessel development. SWS is usually sporadic and characterized by a vascular malformation, with capillary and/or venous malformation ...

Migraine Headache NTI-tss
Information about the prevention of headache and migraine headache. The Food and Drug Administration recently approved the use of the NTI Tension Suppression System (NTI-tss) for the prevention headache pain.

Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes 2 distinct syndromes. The primary infection (chickenpox) is a contagious and usually benign febrile illness. Following this infection, virus particles remain in the dorsal root or other sensory ganglion where they may ...

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