trigeminal neuralgia


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trigeminal neuralgia

n.
Paroxysmal shooting pains of the facial area around one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve, of unknown cause, but often precipitated by irritation of the affected area. Also called tic douloureux.

trigeminal neuralgia

n
(Pathology) pathol another name for tic douloureux

tic dou•lou•reux

(ˈtɪk ˌdu ləˈru; Fr. tik du luˈrœ)
n.
paroxysmal darting pain and muscular twitching in the face, evoked by rubbing certain points of the face.
[1790–1800; < French: literally, painful tic]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trigeminal neuralgia - intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nervetrigeminal neuralgia - intense paroxysmal neuralgia along the trigeminal nerve
neuralgia, neuralgy - acute spasmodic pain along the course of one or more nerves
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International Headache Society had recently proposed strict clinical criteria for trigeminal neuralgia diagnosis and according to this, diagnosis only can be made when there are at least three attacks of unilateral facial pain occur fulfilling the following criteria such as (1) occurring in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve, with no radiation beyond the trigeminal distribution and (2) pain with at least, recurring in paroxysmal attacks lasting from a fraction of second to 2 minutes or severe intensity or electric shock-like, shooting, stabbing, or sharp in quality or precipitated by innocuous stimuli to the affected side of the face (9).
Trigeminal neuralgia is a neuropathic painful disorder that is brief in duration, electric shock-like in character, abrupt in onset and termination, and is restricted to the distribution of one or more division's of trigeminal nerve1.
Trigeminal neuralgia affects the trigeminal nerve, which carries information to the brain from face.
Prof Khalid explained to the surgeons attending the three-day moot that extreme pain and muscle spasms in the face or trigeminal neuralgia, if not treated, could have a profound effect on the quality of life of a person.
Peripheral streptomycin/lidocaine injections in the treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. A preliminary report.
However, this is challenged by the following first case presentation of a patient with atypical trigeminal neuralgia who developed a severe complication after a single GLOA procedure.
The efficacy and safety of botulinum toxin type A in treating adult patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia are described in this special issue by Liu et al., who applied the protocol in a group of [greater than or equal to] 80-year-old subjects (n = 14) and with < 60-year-old subjects (n = 29).
Trigeminal Neuralgia also known as 'The Suicide Disease' is a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or 5th cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head.
On October 7, The Torch Doha joined another international cause and lit up 'teal' for one day, in order to support the International Trigeminal Neuralgia Awareness Day for the fifth consecutive year.
Classic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an episodic stabbing facial pain syndrome followed by a period of relief in the sensory distribution of the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve V; CN V).
SAN FRANCISCO -- Patients with high-risk keratinocyte carcinomas sometimes present with neurologic symptoms mimicking Bell's palsy or trigeminal neuralgia, making the diagnosis of these perineural tumors challenging, Siegrid Yu, MD, said at the annual meeting of the Pacific Dermatologic Association.

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