Representative Clinical Case: Trigeminal Nerve Pain—V-2 Distribution
The patient is a 37-year-old white female with a history of pain in her left midface for more than 20 years. She initially thought it was related to her teeth, and the dentist did root canals and eventually extracted one molar tooth with no pain relief. She had no history of trauma , shingles, or other pathologies. Her pain progressed and became severe and chronic. Sinus X-rays and an MRI to rule out vascular compression of her trigeminal nerve were negative. She was referred to us for evaluation by a neurosurgeon who did not feel he could help her pain.
KeywordsChronic facial pain Infraorbital nerve Nerve blocks Nerve decompression Nerve resection
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