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Trigeminal Nerve Injection
Donald V. La Barge, III, MD, MBA
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Pre-Procedure

      • Procedure

        • Outcomes

          TERMINOLOGY

          • Abbreviations

            • Trigeminal nerve injection (TNI)
          • Synonyms

            • Trigeminal nerve block
          • Definitions

            • Glycerol injection into trigeminal cistern/inferior foramen ovale for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)

          PREPROCEDURE

          • Indications

            • Contraindications

              • Pre-Procedure Imaging

                • Getting Started

                  PROCEDURE

                  • Patient Position/Location

                    • Equipment Preparation

                      • Procedure Steps

                        • Findings and Reporting

                          • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                            POST PROCEDURE

                            • Expected Outcome

                              • Things to Do

                                • Things to Avoid

                                  OUTCOMES

                                  • Problems

                                    • Complications

                                      Selected References

                                      1. Kohi MP et al: Periprocedural patient care. Radiographics. 35(6):1766-78, 2015
                                      2. Kodama Y et al: Placement of mandibular nerve block using computed tomography to locate the foramen ovale in a patient with severe dislocation after segmental mandiblectomy. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 47(5):407-8, 2009
                                      3. Koizuka S et al: Percutaneous radio-frequency thermocoagulation of the Gasserian ganglion guided by high-speed real-time CT fluoroscopy. Neuroradiology. 51(9):563-6, 2009
                                      4. Pollock BE: Percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy for patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: a prospective analysis of factors related to pain relief. J Neurosurg. 102(2):223-8, 2005
                                      5. Sekimoto K et al: Thermogangliolysis of the Gasserian ganglion under computed tomography fluoroscopy. J Anesth. 19(2):177-9, 2005
                                      6. Nurmikko TJ et al: Trigeminal neuralgia--pathophysiology, diagnosis and current treatment. Br J Anaesth. 87(1):117-32, 2001
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                                      KEY FACTS

                                      • Terminology

                                        • Pre-Procedure

                                          • Procedure

                                            • Outcomes

                                              TERMINOLOGY

                                              • Abbreviations

                                                • Trigeminal nerve injection (TNI)
                                              • Synonyms

                                                • Trigeminal nerve block
                                              • Definitions

                                                • Glycerol injection into trigeminal cistern/inferior foramen ovale for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)

                                              PREPROCEDURE

                                              • Indications

                                                • Contraindications

                                                  • Pre-Procedure Imaging

                                                    • Getting Started

                                                      PROCEDURE

                                                      • Patient Position/Location

                                                        • Equipment Preparation

                                                          • Procedure Steps

                                                            • Findings and Reporting

                                                              • Alternative Procedures/Therapies

                                                                POST PROCEDURE

                                                                • Expected Outcome

                                                                  • Things to Do

                                                                    • Things to Avoid

                                                                      OUTCOMES

                                                                      • Problems

                                                                        • Complications

                                                                          Selected References

                                                                          1. Kohi MP et al: Periprocedural patient care. Radiographics. 35(6):1766-78, 2015
                                                                          2. Kodama Y et al: Placement of mandibular nerve block using computed tomography to locate the foramen ovale in a patient with severe dislocation after segmental mandiblectomy. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 47(5):407-8, 2009
                                                                          3. Koizuka S et al: Percutaneous radio-frequency thermocoagulation of the Gasserian ganglion guided by high-speed real-time CT fluoroscopy. Neuroradiology. 51(9):563-6, 2009
                                                                          4. Pollock BE: Percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy for patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: a prospective analysis of factors related to pain relief. J Neurosurg. 102(2):223-8, 2005
                                                                          5. Sekimoto K et al: Thermogangliolysis of the Gasserian ganglion under computed tomography fluoroscopy. J Anesth. 19(2):177-9, 2005
                                                                          6. Nurmikko TJ et al: Trigeminal neuralgia--pathophysiology, diagnosis and current treatment. Br J Anaesth. 87(1):117-32, 2001