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trigeminal neuralgia

  • Surgical treatment
    • Gasserian ganglion-level procedures
      • Microvascular decompression (MVD)
      • Ablative treatments
        • Precutaneous placing of a radiofrequency lesion in a nerve
        • –  Balloon compression (BC)
        • Posterior craniotomy
      • Peripheral neurectomy
      • Alcohol or phenol block
  • Uncertain
    • Traumatic compression of the trigeminal nerve by neoplastic (cerebellopontine angle tumor) or vascular anomalies
    • Infectious agents
      • Human herpes simplex virus (HSV)
    • Demyelinating conditions
      • Multiple sclerosis (MS)

 

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