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Title: Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia
Authors: Hong-Sai, L. 
Issue Date: 1999
Source: Hong-Sai, L. (1999). Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 26 (7) : 613-617. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Patients who had uncontrolled pain with Carbamazepine therapy and those who suffered adversely from its side effects were selected for this safe, simple and repeatable surgery. Pain-free periods were achieved for at least 2 years. Functional difficulty was not experienced in the affected numb areas. When it recurred, pain was less intense and was better controlled with a reduced dosage of Carbamazepine. In four cases, after alvusion of the involved nerves, a suitable-sized titanium screw was inserted into the mental and infra-orbital foramina. Obturation of the foramen prevented nerve regeneration, which further prolonged the pain remission period. © 1999 Blackwell Science Ltd.
Source Title: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46624
ISSN: 0305182X
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