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Gabapentin for refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia.
J Indian Med Assoc 2008; 106(2):124-5JI

Abstract

Trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, usually unilateral, severe, stabbing, brief recurrent pain in the distribution area of one or more of the branches of trigeminal nerve. Various pharmacological agents including carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, lamotrigine, baclofen and clonazepam have been tried with variable success rate. Here a case of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia is presented. The patient presented in the emergency room with severe pain in the distribution area of maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve, resistant to conventional pharmacotherapy, managed successfully with gabapentin without untoward side-effects.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18705259

Citation

Pandey, Chandra Kant, et al. "Gabapentin for Refractory Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia." Journal of the Indian Medical Association, vol. 106, no. 2, 2008, pp. 124-5.
Pandey CK, Singh N, Singh PK. Gabapentin for refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. J Indian Med Assoc. 2008;106(2):124-5.
Pandey, C. K., Singh, N., & Singh, P. K. (2008). Gabapentin for refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 106(2), pp. 124-5.
Pandey CK, Singh N, Singh PK. Gabapentin for Refractory Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia. J Indian Med Assoc. 2008;106(2):124-5. PubMed PMID: 18705259.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Gabapentin for refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia. AU - Pandey,Chandra Kant, AU - Singh,Namita, AU - Singh,Prabhat Kumar, PY - 2008/8/19/pubmed PY - 2008/9/3/medline PY - 2008/8/19/entrez SP - 124 EP - 5 JF - Journal of the Indian Medical Association JO - J Indian Med Assoc VL - 106 IS - 2 N2 - Trigeminal neuralgia is sudden, usually unilateral, severe, stabbing, brief recurrent pain in the distribution area of one or more of the branches of trigeminal nerve. Various pharmacological agents including carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, lamotrigine, baclofen and clonazepam have been tried with variable success rate. Here a case of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia is presented. The patient presented in the emergency room with severe pain in the distribution area of maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve, resistant to conventional pharmacotherapy, managed successfully with gabapentin without untoward side-effects. SN - 0019-5847 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18705259/Gabapentin_for_refractory_idiopathic_trigeminal_neuralgia_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/7217 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -