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Handbook of Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Girija Prasad Rath
  • Covers all the aspects of trigeminal neuralgia in detail

  • Two special sections cover management with non-conventional methods and recent review of literature with regard to outcome in relation to various interventions

  • Chapters are supplemented with figures depicting the surgical and percutaneous interventions along with illustrations for easy understanding of the readers


Table of contents

  1. Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-131
    2. Hari Hara Dash
      Pages 133-139
    3. Virender Kumar Mohan, Debesh Bhoi
      Pages 151-160
    4. Sachin A. Borkar, Mohit Agrawal, Sumit Sinha
      Pages 161-167
    5. Kanwaljeet Garg, Varidh Katiyar
      Pages 169-177
  2. Other Treatment Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Ashish Bindra
      Pages 181-185
    3. Ritesh Lamsal, Girija Prasad Rath
      Pages 187-193
    4. Arunmozhimaran Elavarasi, Vinay Goyal
      Pages 195-200
    5. Ankur Khandelwal, Girija Prasad Rath
      Pages 201-205
    6. Rajeeb Kumar Mishra, Girija Prasad Rath
      Pages 207-213
  3. Special Scenario with Trigeminal Neuralgia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Nitasha Mishra
      Pages 217-222
    3. Bhanu Pratap Swain
      Pages 223-229
    4. Varun Jain, Gyaninder Pal Singh
      Pages 231-238
    5. W. Umamaheshwara Rao, Muralidhar Joshi
      Pages 239-247

About this book


This book covers all aspects of trigeminal neuralgia (TGN) which is a common yet very painful condition of face and scalp. Chapters include historical perspective of the condition, clinical presentations, diagnosis, management strategy, drug therapy, different interventional techniques utilized, and non-invasive modalities offered. The book has ample images to explain three main percutaneous procedures carried out for this condition such as radiofrequency thermocoagulation, glycerol rhizolysis and balloon microcompression in detail. It also covers open neurosurgical procedures including microvascular decompression and certain non-conventional and non-invasive methods. 

This book provides assistance to pain physicians to have a comprehensive knowledge of trigeminal neuralgia. It is also relevant to neurosurgeons, neurologists, anesthesiologists, dental surgeons and resident doctors.


Percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation Percutaneous retrogasserian glyerol rhizolysis Percutaneous ballon microcompression Trigeminocardiac réflex Microvascular decompression

Editors and affiliations

  • Girija Prasad Rath
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care, Neurosciences CentreAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

About the editors

Dr. Girija Prasad Rath is a Professor of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care at Neurosciences Centre of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, India. He has received three years exclusive training in Neuroanesthesiology at AIIMS, and is among the first batch of anaesthesiologists in India to hold a super-specialisation degree (DM- Neuroanaesthesiology). He is keenly interested in the education and clinical research activities related to Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical care, and has got more than 200 scientific articles published in peer-reviewed journals of International repute. Dr. Rath is an editorial board member of Indian Journal of Anaesthesia, and has been working as the Executive Editor for the Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (JNACC), since its inception. Dr. Rath is a Past Treasurer of Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care (ISNACC), and is an active member of International organisations like Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care (SNACC) and Asian Society for Neuroanesthesia and Critical Care (ASNACC). He is an invited speaker in the scientific meetings of various Anesthesia societies in India and abroad that includes EuroNeuro, World Congress of Anaesthesiologists (WCA), Neuroanaesthesia Symposium (NAS) of Malaysia, and ASNACC Singapore. Dr. Rath is recipient of ICMR International Fellowship and is a Fellow of India College of Anaesthesiologists (FICA). His main areas of interest include Awake craniotomy and Neuroanesthesia practices in children. Dr. Rath was involved in the first successful separation surgery of conjoined craniopagus twins in India and was felicitated for this achievement. He is also involved in the pain practice with special inclination towards the management of Trigeminal Neuralgia


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Editors Girija Prasad Rath
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-2332-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-2333-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 247
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 45 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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