Textbook of Trigeminal Neuralgia


Series: Neurology – Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
BISAC: MED056000

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a condition that can cause intense facial pain sometimes so severe it can interfere with the normal activities of daily living. Brief, painful episodes may be triggered by chewing, talking, smiling, brushing teeth, shaving, or light pressure on the face. The pain may be sudden, intense, and sporadic (off and on). It also may be more constant but less severe. Usually, TN affects only one side of the face but can rarely be bilateral also. The approximate prevalence of the condition is 3-6 per 100,000 populations with slight female predominance. The condition can be often treated with drugs,but in some cases the pain is so intractable and do not responds to the conventional drugs. In such cases treating physicians need to consider more advanced options. If there is an underlying vascular loop open surgical therapy can be considered, but open surgery carries the associated complications hence other less invasive options are preferred by the patients.

This book will provide a comprehensive review about the clinical presentation,etiopathogenesis,drug therapy,surgical options,Botulinum toxin therapy,lesioning procedures, treatment outcome and clinical trial results to choose between the procedure. In short the book will provide an overall picture about this condition to the treating physicians and surgeons, researchers in the field and to patients to choose the best therapy for this extremely painful disorder.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Trigeminal Neuralgia: An Overview
(Tripthi Sugumar and Sujith Ovallath, Department of Neurology, SRIHER, Chennai, India, and others)

Chapter 2. Anatomy of the Trigeminal Nerve
(Libby Pushparajan, Department of Neurology, TD Medical College, Providence Hospital, Kerala, India)

Chapter 3. Etio Pathogenesis of Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Baliazina Elena, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Rostov State Medical University, Russia)

Chapter 4. Clinical Features and Differential Diagnosis of Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Jaslovleen Kaur and Sudhir Kothari, Consultant Neurologist, Mohali, and others)

Chapter 5. Oral Medications for Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Harish Jayakumar, Rama Shankari Padmanabhan and Sujith Ovallath, J. K. Institute of Neurology, Madurai, India, and others)

Chapter 6. Surgical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Victor Balyazin and Dilip Paniker, Professor of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of Rostov State medical University, Russia, and others)

Chapter 7. Interventions to Reduce Pain in Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Jagath Lal Gangadharan, Department of Neurosurgery, Rajagiri Hospital, Kochi, Kerala, India)

Chapter 8. Botulinum Toxin in the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Prathima Sreenivasan, V. Sumal Raj and Sujith Ovallath, Professor,Department of Oral medicine and Radiology, Kannur Dental College, India, and others)

Chapter 9. Clinical Studies in Trigeminal Neuralgia
(Shaik Afsar Pasha DM, DNB, and Gunjan Kumar, DM, Professor of Neurology, NRIMC&GH, Guntur, Andhrapradesh, India, and others)

Chapter 10. Trigeminal Neuralgia: Treatment Outcomes and Prognosis
(Arunmozhimaran Elavarasi, MD, DM, and Vinay Goyal MD, DM, Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, and others)

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