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Fifth Cranial Nerve Neuritis Evaluation
- Pain trigger points:
- Points on the face that when touched, cause pain
Tests are not necessary to make the diagnosis of trigeminal neuralgia.
Tests that may be used to evaluate trigeminal neuralgia include:
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PubMed Fifth Cranial Nerve Neuritis References
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- Urgosik D, Liscak R, Novotny J Jr, Vymazal J, Vladyka V. Treatment of essential trigeminal neuralgia with gamma knife surgery. J Neurosurg. 2005 Jan;102 Suppl:29-33.