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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/28087952/an-observational-study-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-patients-taking-carbamazepine-during-the-fasting-month-of-ramadan
#2
A J Ajura, S H Lau, S Nur Suffia
INTRODUCTION: Trigeminal neuralgia is an agonising orofacial pain affecting unilaterally the distribution of the trigeminal nerve and it usually occurs in the middle and older age groups. Carbamazepine which is an anti-neuralgic as well as an anti-convulsant medication is the first line drug for treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. It is commonly taken as one tablet (200 mg) three times a day. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an observational study carried out from April to September 2014 to determine how Muslim patients on carbamazepine treatment for trigeminal neuralgia cope with their neuralgic pain...
December 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076964/trigeminal-neuralgia-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Stine Maarbjerg, Giulia Di Stefano, Lars Bendtsen, Giorgio Cruccu
Introduction Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is characterized by touch-evoked unilateral brief shock-like paroxysmal pain in one or more divisions of the trigeminal nerve. In addition to the paroxysmal pain, some patients also have continuous pain. TN is divided into classical TN (CTN) and secondary TN (STN). Etiology and pathophysiology Demyelination of primary sensory trigeminal afferents in the root entry zone is the predominant pathophysiological mechanism. Most likely, demyelination paves the way for generation of ectopic impulses and ephaptic crosstalk...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
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
#4
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/28046293/su-f-t-631-linear-accelerator-based-frameless-extracranial-radiosurgery-for-treatment-of-occipital-neuralgia-for-non-surgical-candidates
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T Denton, J Howe, A Spalding
PURPOSE: Occipital neuralgia is a condition wherein pain is transmitted by the occipital nerves. Non-invasive therapies generally alleviate symptoms; however, persistent or recurring pain may require invasive procedures. Repeated invasive procedures upon failure are considered higher risk and are often contraindicated due to compounding inherent risk. SRS has not been explored as a treatment option largely due to the extracranial nature of the target (as opposed to the similar, more established trigeminal neuralgia), but advances in linear-accelerator frameless-based SRS now present an opportunity to evaluate the novel potential of this modality for this application...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046289/su-f-j-160-clinical-evaluation-of-targeting-accuracy-in-radiosurgery-using-tractography
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R Juh, T Suh, J Han, C Kim, C Oh
PURPOSE: Focal radiosurgery is a common treatment modality for trigeminal neuralgia (TN), a neuropathic facial pain condition. Assessment of treatment effectiveness is primarily clinical, given the paucity of investigational tools to assess trigeminal nerve changes. The efficiency of radiosurgery is related to its highly precise targeting. We assessed clinically the targeting accuracy of radiosurgery with Gamma knife. We hypothesized that trigeminal tractography provides more information than 2D-MR imaging, allowing detection of unique, focal changes in the target area after radiosurgery...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043883/trigeminal-ganglioneuroma-a-rare-cause-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-caused-by-cerebello-pontine-angle-tumor
#7
Nadeem Khan, Alex Michael, Ali Choucair, Esther Bit-Ivan
Intracranial ganglioneuromas are very rare benign tumors of neural crest origin and generally arise from peripheral nervous system or adrenal glands. Very few cases of intracranial ganglioneuroma arising from the trigeminal nerve have been reported in literature so far. Out of those reported, all have been recognized in Eastern Asia. We report a rare case of trigeminal ganglioneuroma in a 52-year-old Caucasian male presenting with right trigeminal neuralgia.
December 30, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005784/angular-relationship-between-the-foramen-ovale-and-the-trigeminal-impression-percutaneous-cannulation-trajectories-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Matthew J Zdilla, Scott A Hatfield, Kelsey R Mangus
The debilitating pain of trigeminal neuralgia often necessitates neurosurgical intervention via percutaneous transovale cannulation. While most percutaneous treatments of trigeminal neuralgia are successful, severe adverse events resulting from failure to properly cannulate the foramen ovale (FO) have been reported. With regard to specific targeting of particular trigeminal divisions (ie, V1, V2, V3, and combinations thereof), operative techniques have been described; however, these descriptions have not included specific angulation data...
November 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997548/using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-to-evaluate-microstructural-changes-and-outcomes-after-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-of-trigeminal-nerves-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Shu-Tian Chen, Jen-Tsung Yang, Mei-Yu Yeh, Hsu-Huei Weng, Chih-Feng Chen, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai
Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by facial pain that may be sudden, intense, and recurrent. Our aim was to investigate microstructural tissue changes of the trigeminal nerve in patients with trigeminal neuralgia resulting from neurovascular compression by diffusion tensor imaging, and to test the predictive value of diffusion tensor imaging for determining outcomes after radiofrequency rhizotomy. Forty-three patients with trigeminal neuralgia were recruited, and diffusion tensor imaging was performed before radiofrequency rhizotomy...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996187/gasserian-ganglion-and-retrobulbar-nerve-block-in-the-treatment-of-ophthalmic-postherpetic-neuralgia-a-case-report
#10
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/27989975/is-there-an-mri-discernible-etiology-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-structured-review
#11
REVIEW
Judy Alper, Raj K Shrivastava, Priti Balchandani
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic brain condition involving the trigeminal nerve and characterized by severe and recurrent facial pain. While the etiology of TN has been researched extensively, there is a lack of convergence on the exact physiological processes leading to pain symptoms. This review seeks to better elucidate the underlying pathophysiology of TN by analyzing the outcomes of studies that utilize magnetic resonance (MR) structural imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to examine nerve damage in patients with TN...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978460/clinical-characteristics-of-headache-or-facial-pain-prior-to-the-development-of-acute-herpes-zoster-of-the-head
#12
Hye Lim Lee, Minju Yeo, Gi Hwa Choi, Ji Yeoun Lee, Ji Seon Kim, Dong-Ick Shin, Sang-Soo Lee, Sung-Hyun Lee
OBJECTIVES: When physicians encounter patients with headache or facial pain (preeruptive pain) associated with acute herpes zoster of the head, especially before the appearance of characteristic skin eruptions (preeruptive phase), they typically find it difficult to make clinical impressions and apply appropriate diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. The objectives of this study were to describe the clinical characteristics of headache or facial pain associated with acute herpes zoster of the head and to elucidate the association between the manifestation of these symptoms in the preeruptive phase and incoming herpes zoster...
January 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942467/can-pontine-trigeminal-t2-hyperintensity-suggest-herpetic-etiology-of-trigeminal-neuralgia
#13
Alessandra D'Amico, Carmela Russo, Lorenzo Ugga, Federica Mazio, Elisa Capone, Felice D'Arco, Kshitij Mankad, Ferdinando Caranci, Enrico Marano, Arturo Brunetti
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is usually classified into two different categories: idiopathic and secondary. We have investigated the frequency of brainstem pontine lesions in patients with idiopathic TN without multiple sclerosis (MS) or stroke, and their association with herpes zoster (HZ) infection. METHODS: Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of 28 patients with TN were retrospectively reviewed. RESULTS: We found seven patients with clinical suspicion of HZ infection and pontine T2 hyperintense lesions, associated with nerve atrophy in one case...
October 2016: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935543/acoustic-neuroma-as-first-sign-of-inner-ear-functional-disorders
#14
Marzena Bielińska, Kalina Owczarek, Joanna Nowosielska-Grygiel, Jurek Olszewski, Piotr Pietkiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this work was to describe acoustic neuromas as the first signs of inner ear functional disorders. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study covered 3,456 audiological and otoneurological patients, who were treated in the Department of Otolaryngology, Laryngological Oncology, Audiology and Phoniatrics Military Medical Academy University Teaching Hospital in Lodz within the period of 2011-2016. Among the studied subjects, an acoustic neuroma on the vestibulocochlear nerve was diagnosed in 13 cases (5,16%), including 9 women and 4 men...
October 31, 2016: Otolaryngologia Polska. the Polish Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925184/a-case-report-about-cluster-tic-syndrome-due-to-venous-compression-of-the-trigeminal-nerve
#15
Ilse de Coo, J Marc C van Dijk, Jan D M Metzemaekers, Joost Haan
BACKGROUND: The term "cluster-tic syndrome" is used for the rare ipsilateral co-occurrence of attacks of cluster headache and trigeminal neuralgia. Medical treatment should combine treatment for cluster headache and trigeminal neuralgia, but is very often unsatisfactory. CASE: Here, we describe a 41-year-old woman diagnosed with cluster-tic syndrome who underwent microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve, primarily aimed at the "trigeminal neuralgia" part of her pain syndrome...
December 7, 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919615/anatomical-study-of-the-superficial-temporal-branches-of-the-auriculotemporal-nerve-application-to-surgery-and-other-invasive-treatments-to-the-temporal-region
#16
Joe Iwanaga, Koichi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Saga, Christian Fisahn, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The auriculotemporal nerve (ATN) is one of the branches of the mandibular division of the trigeminal nerve, which gives rise to many branches to the retromandibular and temporal regions. Of these, the superficial temporal branch can occasionally be the cause of migraine headaches and auriculotemporal neuralgia. The purpose of this study was to elucidate the anatomy of the superficial temporal branch, which has never been described in detail. METHODS: A total of 14 sides of cadaveric heads were used for this study...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911239/microvascular-decompression-of-the-cochleovestibular-nerve-for-treatment-of-tinnitus-and-vertigo-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-individual-patient-data
#17
Minke J C van den Berge, J Marc C van Dijk, Iris A Posthumus, Nynke Smidt, Pim van Dijk, Rolien H Free
OBJECTIVE Microvascular decompression (MVD) is regarded as a valid treatment modality in neurovascular conflicts (NVCs) causing, for example, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasms. An NVC of the cochleovestibular nerve might cause tinnitus and/or vertigo; however, general acceptance of MVD for this indication is lacking. The aim of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, safety, and prognostic factors for success of MVD of the cochleovestibular nerve. METHODS A systematic review and meta-analysis of individual patient data (IPD) were conducted according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses and Individual Patient Data (PRISMA-IPD) guidelines...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903196/the-impact-of-cobalt-60-source-age-on-biologically-effective-dose-in-high-dose-functional-gamma-knife-radiosurgery
#18
Benjamin H Kann, James B Yu, John M Stahl, James E Bond, Christopher Loiselle, Veronica L Chiang, Ranjit S Bindra, Jason L Gerrard, David J Carlson
OBJECTIVE Functional Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) procedures have been increasingly used for treating patients with tremor, trigeminal neuralgia (TN), and refractory obsessive-compulsive disorder. Although its rates of toxicity are low, GKRS has been associated with some, if low, risks for serious sequelae, including hemiparesis and even death. Anecdotal reports have suggested that even with a standardized prescription dose, rates of functional GKRS toxicity increase after replacement of an old cobalt-60 source with a new source...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901275/peripheral-nerve-blocks-for-the-treatment-of-headache-in-older-adults-a-retrospective-study
#19
Jacob R Hascalovici, Matthew S Robbins
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to provide demographical and clinical descriptions of patients age 65 years old and older who were treated with peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) at our institution and evaluate the safety and efficacy of this treatment. BACKGROUND: Headache disorders are common, disabling chronic neurological diseases that often persist with advancing age. Geriatric headache management poses unique therapeutic challenges because of considerations of comorbidity, drug interactions, and adverse effects...
January 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890752/delayed-development-of-aneurysms-following-gamma-knife-surgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-report-of-2-cases
#20
Hiroki Uchikawa, Toru Nishi, Yasuyuki Kaku, Tomoaki Goto, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Shigetoshi Yano
BACKGROUND: Delayed development of intracranial aneurysms is an extremely rare complication of gamma knife surgery (GKS), and so far only 6 cases have been reported. Furthermore, there are no reported cases after GKS for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Of the above cases, none referred to the natural history or pathophysiology of GKS-related intracranial aneurysm formation. CASE DESCRIPTION: We treated 2 patients who suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptures of intracranial aneurysms that developed long after GKS...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
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