Posts Tagged ‘Neurectomy

The only other effective nonsurgical management of trigeminal neuralgia¬†(*Medication Tegretol is used for controlling certain types of seizures and relieving pain in patients with nerve pain (*Generic Aleve is used for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, inflammation and fever) in the face, jaw, tongue, or throat) is medical treatment. All new patients are initially treated medically as response to treatment is, in part, diagnostic. If the patient responds […]

It has been stated that the results of surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia¬†( Tegretol tablets is used for controlling certain types of epileptic seizures) is so good that patients are often better served by surgery rather than persevering for prolonged periods with either pain or bothersome adverse effects from medications. As trigeminal neuralgia is a protracted disorder, any medication may need to be given for extended periods of time, thereby multiplying the potential […]

Microvascular Decompression

MVD is based on the concept that compression of the trigeminal nerve causes trigeminal neuralgia ( Tegretol drug is used for controlling certain types of epileptic seizures). This procedure purports to address the etiological basis of trigeminal neuralgia due to compression of the trigeminal nerve from blood vessels or tumors, which have resulted in demyelination of the nerve. There is evidence from clinical and anatomical studies that support the neurovascular […]

Surgery at the gasserian ganglion level is achieved by a specially designed device inserted into the cheek. Under radiographic control, the device is directed through the foramen ovale into the gasserian ganglion or retrogas-serian rootlets. Partial destruction of the trigeminal nerve¬†( Tegretol canadian is used for controlling certain types of epileptic seizures) is achieved with radiofrequency-induced heat, glycerol injection, or balloon compression. The varying degree of damage that results from any of […]

The following surgical procedures used in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia ( Tegretol canadian is used for controlling certain types of epileptic seizures) will be evaluated: (a) peripheral surgery (neurectomy, cryotherapy, and alcohol injection); (b) surgery at the gasserian ganglion level (radio-frequency thermocoagulation, percutaneous retrogas-serian glycerol injection, and percutaneous microcom-pression); and (c) posterior fossa surgery (microvascular decompression, rhizotomy, and gamma-knife radiosurgery). The surgical procedures will also be compared with the medical treatment […]

Evaluation of Surgical Procedures for Trigeminal Neuralgia

*Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by episodic, paroxysmal, triggered pain in a distribution of 1 or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. The pain is usually unilateral at any one time, although 5-10% of […]


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