1998 issue 1

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Volume 7, issue 1

Neurochirurgia

Aetiology, diagnostics and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia

JAROSŁAW ANDRYCHOWSKI1, ZBIGNIEW CZERNICKI1
1. Kliniki Neurochirurgii Centrum Medycyny Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej PAN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1998, 7, 89-94
Keywords: trigeminal neuralgia, diagnosis, treatment

Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia is usually a major troublesome disease poorly tolerated. Its aetiology can be different. Recently attention has been called to the compression of the nerve by the superior cerebellar artery or, less often, by another blood vessel. The author describes the criteria of the diagnostic method used. The principles of the presently used surgical techniques are briefly presented. (Ed.)

Address for correspondence:
Dr Jarosław Andrychowski,
Klinika Neurochirurgii
Centrum Medycyny Doświadczalnej i Klinicznej PAN, ul. Barska 16, 02-315 Warszawa