Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

A trigeminal neuralgia is a chronic neuropathic pain condition that manifests in paroxysms along the distribution of the trigeminal nerve, which transmits sensations from the brain to the face.

Clinical Features

  • An attack of pain lasting up to two minutes that affects a division of the face
  • V1 Nerve involvement- Pain in forehead and eye
  • V2 Nerve involvement- Pain in cheek and upper lip
  • V3 Nerve involvement- Pain in ear, side of face, teeth, jaws, lower lip and mandible
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