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2022 Aug 02

Clin Neurol Neurosurg


The practical limits of high-quality magnetic resonance imaging for the diagnosis and classification of trigeminal neuralgia.


Darrow DP, Mulford KL, Quinn C, Spano A, Nixdorf DR, Grande A, McKinney AM, Haines SJ
Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2022 Aug 02; 221:107403.
PMID: 35933966.


Neurovascular compression (NVC) has been the primary hypothesis for the underlying mechanism of classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN). However, a substantial body of literature has emerged highlighting notable exceptions to this hypothesis. The purpose of this study is to assess the reliability and diagnostic accuracy of high resolution, high contrast MRI-determined neurovascular contact for TN.