Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms trigger factors Evaluation Treatment drugs questions for doctor specialist surgery Home Care pain control taking control warning signs Outlook Underlying Cause Anatomy

Trigeminal Neuralgia Underlying Cause

Causes of trigeminal neuralgia include:

  • Pressure on the trigeminal nerve by normal blood vessels that are near the trigeminal nerve
  • Pressure on the trigeminal nerve by a tumor located near the trigeminal nerve
  • Inflammation of the trigeminal nerve

Continue to Trigeminal Neuralgia Anatomy

Last Updated: Jun 25, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Trigeminal Neuralgia References
  1. Bagheri SC, Farhidvash F, Perciaccante VJ. Diagnosis and treatment of patients with trigeminal neuralgia. J Am Dent Assoc. 2004 Dec;135(12):1713-7. [15646605]
  2. Cheshire WP. Trigeminal neuralgia: diagnosis and treatment. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2005 Mar;5(2):79-85. [15743543]
  3. 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. [15662776]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.