Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Review

  • Aby K Babu
  • Ashish K Babu
  • Nitesh Chitkara
  • Rahil Joshi
  • Rahul Malik
  • Prachi Jangir
Keywords: Trigeminal Neuralgia, Orofacial pain, Tic Douloureux


Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is a well-recognized syndrome characterized by lancinating attacks of severe facial pain. The diagnosis of TN is based on a history of characteristic pain attacks that are consistent with specific widely accepted criteria for the diagnosis. TN pain attacks may result from physiologic changes induced by a chronic partial injury to the brainstem trigeminal nerve root from a variety of causes. An early and accurate diagnosis of TN is important, because therapeutic interventions can reduce or eliminate pain attacks in the large majority of TN patients.


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Aby K Babu, Ashish K Babu, Nitesh Chitkara, Rahil Joshi, Rahul Malik, Prachi Jangir. Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Review. IHRJ [Internet]. 2017Jul.10 [cited 2023Oct.3];1(4):9-14. Available from: