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New insight into trigeminal neuralgia

The Journal of Headache and Pain20056:195

DOI: 10.1007/s10194-005-0195-9

Published: 20 July 2005

Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia is universally considered the neuropathic facial pain most and best known in medical practice. We propose a short review on trigeminal neuralgia reporting its main clinical aspects, unsolved problems and highlighting differential diagnosis between classical and symptomatic trigeminal neuralgia.

Key words

Trigeminal nerve Trigeminal neuralgia Pain mechanisms