Causes of trigeminal neuralgia

What are the causes of trigeminal neuralgia?

In many cases, evidence of demyelination presumably due to chronic irritation from an adjacent vascular structure can be demonstrated in trigeminal neuralgia (TGN). TGN can also develop in multiple sclerosis. In this context the condition is a consequence of loss of central myelin affecting fascicles of the trigeminal nerve within the pons.


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