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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203221/the-grand-challenge-in-cranial-pain-from-migraine-to-cranial-neuralgias-understanding-differences-and-similarities-to-advance-knowledge-and-management
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EDITORIAL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188632/tic-triggering-and-tearing-from-ctn-to-sunha
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R Benoliel, Y Sharav, Y Haviv, G Almoznino
PREMISE: Classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN) and the short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHA) are clinically similar. PROBLEM: The SUNHAs include short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA). Shared clinical signs with CTN include severe, unilateral trigeminal pain that is often triggered by innocuous stimuli and accompanied by a dull persistent background pain...
February 11, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133989/other-facial-neuralgias
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Francis O'Neill, Turo Nurmikko, Claudia Sommer
Premise In this article we review some lesser known cranial neuralgias that are distinct from trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias, or trigeminal neuropathies. Included are occipital neuralgia, superior laryngeal neuralgia, auriculotemporal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal and nervus intermedius neuralgia, and pain from acute herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia of the trigeminal and intermedius nerves. Problem Facial neuralgias are rare and many physicians do not see such cases in their lifetime, so patients with a suspected diagnosis within this group should be referred to a specialized center where multidisciplinary team diagnosis may be available...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114806/infratrochlear-neuralgia-a-prospective-series-of-seven-patients-treated-with-infratrochlear-nerve-blocks
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Rocío-Nur Villar-Quiles, Héctor García-Moreno, Diego Mayo, Álvaro Gutiérrez-Viedma, María-Isabel Ramos, Javier Casas-Limón, María-Luz Cuadrado
Background Infratrochlear neuralgia is a recently described painful cranial neuropathy that causes pain in the internal angle of the orbit and the medial upper eyelid, the upper bridge of the nose and/or the lacrimal caruncle. We aim to present seven new cases of infratrochlear neuralgia treated with anaesthetic nerve blocks. Methods Over an 18-month period, we prospectively identified seven cases of infratrochlear neuralgia among the patients attending the Headache Unit in a tertiary hospital. Anaesthetic blocks were performed by injecting 0...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097083/recurrent-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-eyelid-presenting-as-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Nicole Spitzer, Naazli Shaikh, Leah Strickland, Son Ho
This paper describes two patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the periocular and periorbital skin who presented with trigeminal neuralgia. Both patients had previous cutaneous SCC of the scalp treated successfully with surgical resection but later presented with neuro-ophthalmic findings suggesting perineural invasion (PNI) of SCC. PNI of SCC in the periocular skin or orbit can lead to devastating effects if malignant cells seed into the orbit and adjacent cranial nerves as our two patients developed an orbital apex syndrome...
December 16, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047547/su-f-t-647-linac-based-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-in-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-detailed-description-of-srs-procedural-technique-and-reported-clinical-outcomes
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D Pokhrel, S Sood, R Badkul, H Jiang, T Stepp, P Camarata, F Wang
PURPOSE: SRS is an effective non-invasive alternative treatment modality with minimal-toxicity used to treat patients with medically/surgically refractory trigeminal neuralgia root(TNR) or those who may not tolerate surgical intervention. We present our linac-based SRS procedure for TNR treatment and simultaneously report our clinical outcomes. METHODS: Twenty-eight TNR-patients treated with frame-based SRS at our institution (2009-2015) with a single-fraction point-dose of 60-80Gy to TNR were included in this IRB-approved study...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996187/gasserian-ganglion-and-retrobulbar-nerve-block-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmic-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report
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Jie Huang, Ni Zhongge, Philip Finch
OBJECTIVES: Varicella-zoster virus reactivation can cause permanent histological changes in the central and peripheral nervous system. Neural inflammatory changes or damage to the dorsal root ganglia sensory nerve fibers during reactivation can lead to postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). For PHN of the first division of the fifth cranial nerve (ophthalmic division of the trigeminal ganglion), there is evidence of inflammatory change in the ganglion and adjacent ocular neural structures. First division trigeminal nerve PHN can prove to be difficult and sometimes even impossible to manage despite the use of a wide range of conservative measures, including anticonvulsant and antidepressant medication...
December 20, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919116/stylohyoid-complex-eagle-syndrome-starting-in-a-9-year-old-boy
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Maite Gárriz-Luis, Pablo Irimia, Juan M Alcalde, Pablo Domínguez, Juan Narbona
Background There are only four previous pediatric reports of the glossopharyngeal neuralgic form of the stylohyoid complex syndrome. Stylohyoid complex has merely been described as cases of glossopharyngeal neuralgia in children. Case Report A 12-year-old boy came to our hospital because of recurrent episodes of severe cranial pain (9/10) lasting for 5 to 15 minutes. Pain affected the right tonsillar fossa, ear, and mastoid region. Since the start at the age of 9 years, the frequency of painful episodes has progressively increased: when admitted to our clinics 3 years later, the child was having up to five episodes daily in spite of analgesic, antiepileptic, and antidepressant drugs; he had abandoned school and leisure...
February 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890181/imaging-of-vascular-compression-syndromes
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REVIEW
Joseph H Donahue, David A Ornan, Sugoto Mukherjee
Trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, vestibulocochlear neuralgia and glossopharyngeal neuralgia represent the most common neurovascular compression syndromes. Repeated vascular pulsations at the vulnerable transitional zone of the individual cranial nerves lead to focal axonal injury and demyelination. High-resolution 3-D T2-weighted MR imaging is essential in detecting and mapping neurovascular compression for directed therapy. Knowledge of the specific nerve root exit, the transitional zones, and the adjacent vasculature is critical in proper management...
January 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884603/cranial-nerve-involvement-in-charcot-marie-tooth-disease
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Nirav Das, Savannah Kandalaft, Xiao Wu, Ajay Malhotra
BACKGROUND: Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) is a rare disorder with less than 200,000 cases reported in the US every year, making diagnosis challenging. MR and CT imaging has become more common in the evaluation of CMT to identify areas of disease involvement. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old female from Guatemala with a past history of polio initially presented to the emergency room for necrotizing pneumonia. MRI images demonstrated smoothly enlarged, mildly enhancing trigeminal nerves...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833694/large-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-initial-presentation-with-reproducible-facial-pain-without-cranial-nerve-deficit
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Stacie Zelman, Michael C Goebel, David E Manthey, Seth Hawkins
Unruptured posterior communicating artery (PCOM) aneurysms can be difficult to diagnose and, when large (≥ 7mm), represent a substantial risk to the patient. While most unruptured PCOM aneurysms are asymptomatic, when symptoms do occur, clinical manifestations typically include severe headache (HA), visual acuity loss, and cranial nerve deficit. This case report describes an atypical initial presentation of a large unruptured PCOM aneurysm with symptoms mimicking trigeminal neuralgia, without other associated cranial nerve palsies or neurologic deficits...
November 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770404/side-locked-headaches-an-algorithm-based-approach
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REVIEW
Sanjay Prakash, Chaturbhuj Rathore
The differential diagnosis of strictly unilateral hemicranial pain includes a large number of primary and secondary headaches and cranial neuropathies. It may arise from both intracranial and extracranial structures such as cranium, neck, vessels, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, teeth, mouth, and the other facial or cervical structure. Available data suggest that about two-third patients with side-locked headache visiting neurology or headache clinics have primary headaches. Other one-third will have either secondary headaches or neuralgias...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27734209/fatal-complications-following-microvascular-decompression-could-it-be-avoided-and-salvaged
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Lei Xia, Ming-Xing Liu, Jun Zhong, Ning-Ning Dou, Bin Li, Hui Sun, Shi-Ting Li
Although the microvascular decompression (MVD) surgery has become an effective remedy for cranial nerve rhizopathies, it is still challengeable and may result in a fatal sequel sometimes. Therefore, the operative skill needs to be further highlighted with emphasis on the safety and a preplan for management of postoperative fatal complications should be established. We retrospectively analyzed 6974 cases of MVD. Postoperatively, 46 patients (0.66 %) presented decline in consciousness with a positive finger-nose test (or failure to be tested) after wake up from the anesthesia, whom were focused on in this study...
October 12, 2016: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676667/subtle-sensory-abnormalities-detected-by-quantitative-sensory-testing-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Herta Flor, Dirk Rasche, Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian, Claudia Rolko, Pinar Yilmaz, Marc Ruppolt, H Holger Capelle, Volker Tronnier, Joachim K Krauss
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by paroxysmal pain attacks affecting the somatosensory distributions of the trigeminal nerve. It is thought to be associated with a neurovascular conflict most frequently, but pathomechanisms have not been fully elucidated. In general, no sensory deficit is found in routine clinical examination. There is limited data available, however, showing subtle subclinical sensory deficits upon extensive testing. OBJECTIVE: We used quantitative sensory testing (QST) to detect abnormalities in sensory processing in patients with TN by comparing the affected and non-affected nerve branches with their contralateral counterparts and by comparing the results of the patients with those of controls...
September 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593849/long-term-therapeutic-effect-of-microvascular-decompression-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-kaplan-meier-analysis-in-a-consecutive-series-of-425-patients
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Yongxu Wei, Chunhua Pu, Ning Li, Yu Cai, Hanbing Shang, Weiguo Zhao
AIM: This study evaluated the long-term efficacy and safety of microvascular decompression (MVD) for treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and identified the predictors of pain relief. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 425 patients who underwent surgery between 1991 and 2011 for idiopathic TN were included in this study. Pain outcome was graded using the Barrow Neurological Institute pain scale, success was defined as complete pain relief without medication. A Kaplan-Meier survival curve was generated...
August 5, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27593717/isolated-deep-ear-canal-pain-possible-role-of-auricular-branch-of-vagus-nerve-case-illustrations-with-cadaveric-correlation
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Kentaro Watanabe, R Shane Tubbs, Shunsuke Satoh, Ali R Zomorodi, Wolfgang Liedtke, Moujahed Labidi, Allan H Friedman, Takanori Fukushima
: Glossopharyngeal, nervus intermedius, and vagus neuralgias can all present with ear pain. However, to our knowledge, there have been no reports of otalgia as the only symptom of vagus neuralgia. The seventh, ninth, and tenth cranial nerves have many interneural connections, and the exact anatomy and pathophysiology of these neuralgias are often not clear. Moreover, symptoms due to involvement of any of these nerves can be difficult to attribute solely to 1 of them. The overlapping sensory innervation of the external auditory canal can lead to misdiagnosis in patients suffering from otalgia...
December 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27533070/a-novel-pathophysiological-mechanism-contributing-to-trigeminal-neuralgia
#17
Giovanni Grasso, Alessandro Landi, Concetta Alafaci
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a form of neuropathic pain that affects the fifth cranial nerve, the most widely distributed nerve in the head. Although TN has been associated with a variety of pathological conditions, neurovascular compression on the trigeminal nerve, as it exits the brain stem, is the most frequent reported cause. This compression provides a progressive demyelination of the nerve and a subsequent aberrant neural transmission. Although several studies have clarified some physiopathological mechanisms underlying TN, the molecular basis remains vague...
August 11, 2016: Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27518528/utility-of-the-intensive-care-unit-in-patients-undergoing-microvascular-decompression-a-multiinstitution-comparative-analysis
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Jesse D Lawrence, Chad Tuchek, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol, Raymond F Sekula
OBJECTIVE Use of the ICU during admission to a hospital is associated with a significant portion of the total health care costs for that stay. Patients undergoing microvascular decompression (MVD) for cranial neuralgias are routinely admitted postoperatively to the ICU for monitoring. The primary purpose of this study was to compare complication rates of patients with and without a postoperative ICU stay following MVD. The secondary intents were to identify predictors of complications, to analyze variables of health care resource utilization, and to estimate the cost of postoperative management...
August 12, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27475511/cranial-neuralgias
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REVIEW
Zahid H Bajwa, Sarah S Smith, Shehryar N Khawaja, Steven J Scrivani
Advances in diagnostic modalities have improved the understanding of the pathophysiology of neuropathic pain involving head and face. Recent updates in nomenclature of cranial neuralgias and facial pain have rationalized accurate diagnosis. Clear diagnosis and localization of pain generators are paramount, leading to better use of medical and targeted surgical treatments.
August 2016: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330875/the-continuous-assessment-of-cranial-motion-in-thermoplastic-masks-during-cyberknife-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
#20
Tewfik J Bichay, Alan Mayville
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) treatment is characterized by high doses per fraction and extremely steep dose gradients. This requires a great degree of accurate localization to the appropriate treatment position, and continuous immobilization during the treatment session. In the case of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TGN) treatment this is especially true as the very small target volume makes positional accuracy critical. In this study we carried out a quantitative analysis of patient motion during the full treatment fraction within a radiosurgery immobilization mask system...
2016: Curēus
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