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Pharmacotherapy of Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Ayush Agarwal
  • Manjari Tripathi
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Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) is a disorder characterized by brief but severe electric shock-like pain, which is abrupt in onset and termination, and is limited to the distribution of one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve [1]. It is further sub-classified into classical (CTN) and symptomatic forms (STN), the latter is associated with a demonstrable lesion on imaging apart from a vascular loop [1]. STN should be suspected when a patient presents with bilateral symptoms or concomitant trigeminal sensory loss. The distinction is important as the treatment for both differs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayush Agarwal
    • 1
  • Manjari Tripathi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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