Trigeminal Neuralgia
April 2017 Issue
 
 
 

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1:Narrow Foramen Ovale and Rotundum: A Role in the Etiology of Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Liu P, Zhong W, Liao C, Liu M, Zhang W
Institution:*Department of Neurosurgery, XinHua HospitaldaggerDepartment of Radiology, XinHua Hospital, affiliated to Shanghai JiaoTong University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.
Journal:J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Nov;27(8):2168-2170. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003021.

2:Percutaneous trigeminal ganglion radiofrequency thermocoagulation alleviates anxiety and depression disorders in patients with classic trigeminal neuralgia: A cohort study.
Authors:Tang Y, Ma L, Li N, Guo Y, Yang L, Wu B, Yue J, Wang Q, Liu J, Ni JX
Institution:aDepartment of Pain Management, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing bDepartment of Anesthesiology and Pain Management, Daqing Group Oilfield General Hospital, Heilongjiang, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Dec;95(49):e5379.

3:Efficacy and safety of continuous radiofrequency thermocoagulation plus pulsed radiofrequency for treatment of V1 trigeminal neuralgia: A prospective cohort study.
Authors:Yao P, Hong T, Zhu YQ, Li HX, Wang ZB, Ding YY, Ma JM, Pan SN
Institution:aDepartment of Pain ManagementbDepartment of Radiology, Shenjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Nov;95(44):e5247.

4:Diabetes mellitus in classical trigeminal neuralgia: A predisposing factor for its development.
Authors:Xu Z, Zhang P, Long L, He H, Zhang J, Sun S
Institution:Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tianjin Stomatological Hospital, China. Electronic address: hugoxuarticles@hotmail.com. China. China. China. China.
Journal:Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Dec;151:70-72. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.10.015. Epub 2016 Oct 22.

5:Neurological deficit following stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia.
Authors:Kemp S, Allan RS, Patanjali N, Barnett MH, Jonker BP
Institution:RPA Institute of Academic Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia. Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia. Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia. Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia; Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia. Alfred Hospital, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia; Brain and Mind Centre, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia. Electronic address: drjonker@centralneurosurgery.com.au.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Dec;34:229-231. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2016.09.029. Epub 2016 Oct 17.

6:Percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation for trigeminal neuralgia using neuronavigation-guided puncture from a mandibular angle.
Authors:Ding W, Chen S, Wang R, Cai J, Cheng Y, Yu L, Li Q, Deng F, Zhu S, Yu W
Institution:aDepartment of Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University bPain Clinic, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China cPain Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA dDepartment of Radiology eDepartment of Neurosurgery, Hangzhou First People's Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Oct;95(40):e4940.

7:Clinical features and long-term surgical outcomes in 39 patients withtumor-related trigeminal neuralgia compared with 360 patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia.
Authors:Wei Y, Zhao W, Pu C, Li N, Cai Y, Shang H, Yang W
Institution:a Department of Neurosurgery , Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine , Shanghai , China. School of Medicine , Shanghai , China. School of Medicine , Shanghai , China. School of Medicine , Shanghai , China. School of Medicine , Shanghai , China. School of Medicine , Shanghai , China. School of Medicine , Shanghai , China.
Journal:Br J Neurosurg. 2017 Feb;31(1):101-106. doi: 10.1080/02688697.2016.1233321. Epub 2016 Sep 20.

8:Options in treating trigeminal neuralgia: Experience with 195 patients.
Authors:Hitchon PW, Holland M, Noeller J, Smith MC, Moritani T, Jerath N, He W
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, United States. Electronic address: patrick-hitchon@uiowa.edu. City, IA, United States. City, IA, United States. Iowa City, IA, United States. City, IA, United States. City, IA, United States. Newark, NJ, United States.
Journal:Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2016 Oct;149:166-70. doi: 10.1016/j.clineuro.2016.08.016. Epub 2016 Aug 17.

9:Refractory trigeminal neuralgia responsive to nabiximols in a patient with multiple sclerosis.
Authors:Gajofatto A
Institution:Department of Neurological, Biomedical and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy. Electronic address: alberto.gajofatto@univr.it.
Journal:Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2016 Jul;8:64-5. doi: 10.1016/j.msard.2016.05.004. Epub 2016 May 2.

10:Treatment of bilateral idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia by radiofrequency thermocoagulation at different temperatures.
Authors:Yao P, Hong T, Wang ZB, Ma JM, Zhu YQ, Li HX, Ding YY, Jiang CL, Pan SN
Institution:aDepartment of Pain Management, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang. bDepartment of Pain Management, Daqing Oilfield General Hospital, Daqing cDepartment of Radiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(29):e4274. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004274.

11:The optimal radiofrequency temperature in radiofrequency thermocoagulation for idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: A cohort study.
Authors:Tang YZ, Yang LQ, Yue JN, Wang XP, He LL, Ni JX
Institution:Department of Pain Management, Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jul;95(28):e4103. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004103.

12:Therapeutic efficacy and safety of Botulinum Toxin A Therapy in Trigeminal Neuralgia: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Authors:Morra ME, Elgebaly A, Elmaraezy A, Khalil AM, Altibi AM, Vu TL, Mostafa MR, Huy NT, Hirayama K
Institution:Faculty of Medicine, Al Azhar University, Cairo, 11884, Egypt.
Journal:J Headache Pain. 2016 Dec;17(1):63. doi: 10.1186/s10194-016-0651-8. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

13:Radiofrequency thermocoagulation for V2/V3 idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: effect of treatment temperatures on long-term clinical outcomes: A Cohort Study.
Authors:Yao P, Deng YY, Hong T, Wang ZB, Ma JM, Zhu YQ, Li HX, Ding YY, Pan SN
Institution:aDepartment of Pain Management, Shenjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang bDepartment of Pain Management, Siping Hospital of China Medical University (Siping Central Hospital of Jilin Province), Siping cDepartment of Radiology, Shenjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.
Journal:Medicine (Baltimore). 2016 Jun;95(26):e4019. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004019.

14:Measurement of Trigeminal Neuralgia Pain: Penn Facial Pain Scale.
Authors:Lee JY
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, University of Pennsylvania, 235 S. 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA. Electronic address: john.lee3@uphs.upenn.edu.
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Jul;27(3):327-36. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.003.

15:The Role of Imaging for Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Segmental Approach to High-Resolution MRI.
Authors:Seeburg DP, Northcutt B, Aygun N, Blitz AM
Institution:Division of Neuroradiology, The Russel H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiologic Science, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Phipps B-100, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Radiologic Science, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Phipps B-100, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Radiologic Science, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Phipps B-100, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Radiologic Science, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Phipps B-100, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Electronic address: Ablitz1@jhmi.edu.
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Jul;27(3):315-26. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.004.

16:Endoscopic and Microscopic Microvascular Decompression.
Authors:Piazza M, Lee JY
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor Silverstein, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. the University of Pennsylvania, 235 South 8th Street, Washington Square West Building, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA. Electronic address: john.lee3@uphs.upenn.edu.
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Jul;27(3):305-13. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.008.

17:Gamma Knife Surgery in Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Wolf A, Kondziolka D
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, NYU Langone Medical Center, 530 First Avenue, Suite 8R, New York, NY 10016, USA. Center, 530 First Avenue, Suite 8R, New York, NY 10016, USA. Electronic address: douglas.kondziolka@nyumc.org.
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Jul;27(3):297-304. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.006.

18:Percutaneous Procedures for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Wang JY, Bender MT, Bettegowda Ch
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Phipps 118, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. North Wolfe Street, Phipps 118, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. North Wolfe Street, Phipps 118, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA. Electronic address: cbetteg1@jhmi.edu.
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Jul;27(3):277-95. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.005.

19:Overview and History of Trigeminal Neuralgia.
Authors:Patel SK, Liu JK
Institution:Department of Neurological Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, PO Box 670515, Cincinnati, OH 45267-0515, USA. Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School, 90 Bergen Street, Suite # 8100, Newark, NJ 07103, USA; Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Center for Skull Base and Pituitary Surgery, Neurological Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers University - New Jersey Medical School, 90 Bergen Street, Suite # 8100, Newark, NJ 07103, USA. Electronic address: james.liu.md@rutgers.edu.
Journal:Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2016 Jul;27(3):265-76. doi: 10.1016/j.nec.2016.02.002.

20:Microvascular decompression for elderly patients with trigeminal neuralgia.
Authors:Phan K, Rao PJ, Dexter M
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Electronic address: kphan.vc@gmail.com. 2145, Australia; Department of Surgery, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia. 2145, Australia; Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Journal:J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jul;29:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2015.11.027. Epub 2016 Mar 2.

21:Trigeminal Neuralgia Attributable to Intraneural Trigeminocerebellar Artery: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Authors:Jito J, Nozaki K
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Shiga University of Medical Science, Seta-Tsukinowa-Cho, Otsu, Shiga, Japan. Electronic address: xjun5@belle.shiga-med.ac.jp. Seta-Tsukinowa-Cho, Otsu, Shiga, Japan.
Journal:World Neurosurg. 2016 Apr;88:687.e7-11. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2015.11.059. Epub 2015 Dec 20.

22:Utility of CT-cisternogram for radiosurgery in trigeminal neuralgia: A not-to-be forgotten technique.
Authors:Vellayappan B, Chakraborty S, Althagafi S, MacLean J, Szanto J, Sinclair J, Malone S
Institution:Department of Radiation Oncology, The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Singapore.
Journal:J Med Imaging Radiat Oncol. 2016 Apr;60(2):283-7. doi: 10.1111/1754-9485.12423. Epub 2015 Dec 2.

23:Trigeminal neuralgia (part I): Revisiting the clinical phenotype.
Authors:Haviv Y, Khan J, Zini A, Almoznino G, Sharav Y, Benoliel R
Institution:Department of Oral Medicine, The Faculty of Dentistry, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Israel. University-Hadassah, Israel. University-Hadassah, Israel Department of Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Center, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Israel. University-Hadassah, Israel. rafael.benoliel@rutgers.edu.
Journal:Cephalalgia. 2016 Jul;36(8):730-46. doi: 10.1177/0333102415611405. Epub 2015 Oct 19.

24:Trigeminal neuralgia (part II): Factors affecting early pharmacotherapeutic outcome.
Authors:Benoliel R, Zini A, Khan J, Almoznino G, Sharav Y, Haviv Y
Institution:Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, USA rafael.benoliel@rutgers.edu. University-Hadassah, Israel. University-Hadassah, Israel Department of Oral Medicine, Oral and Maxillofacial Center, Medical Corps, Israel Defense Forces, Israel. University-Hadassah, Israel. University-Hadassah, Israel.
Journal:Cephalalgia. 2016 Jul;36(8):747-59. doi: 10.1177/0333102415611406. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

25:Peripheral nerve field stimulation for trigeminal neuralgia, trigeminal neuropathic pain, and persistent idiopathic facial pain.
Authors:Klein J, Sandi-Gahun S, Schackert G, Juratli TA
Institution:Department of Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany johann.klein@uniklinikum-dresden.de. Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany. Gustav Carus, Technische Universitat Dresden, Dresden, Germany.
Journal:Cephalalgia. 2016 Apr;36(5):445-53. doi: 10.1177/0333102415597526. Epub 2015 Jul 24.

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