Treatment of trigeminal neuralgia with bupivacaine HCL using a temporary epidural catheter and pain pump: Preliminary study


DERGİN G. , GÖÇMEN G. , Sener B. C.

JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.40, sa.2, ss.124-128, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 40 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jcms.2011.03.022
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF CRANIO-MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.124-128

Özet

Objectives: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a rare form of neuropathic facial pain characterised by severe paroxysmal pain in the face. The treatment for trigeminal neuropathic pain disorder continues to be a major therapeutic challenge, as relief provided by medical therapy generally decreases over time. When medical therapy fails either due to poor or diminishing responses to drugs or to unacceptable side effects, peripheral intervention or surgical management of TN should be considered.