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2022 Dec 30

J Neurosurg

Sex differences in patient journeys to diagnosis, referral, and surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: implications for equitable care.


Shih-Ping Hung P, Byeon AG, Noorani A, Walker MR, Lorello GR, Hodaie M
J Neurosurg. 2022 Dec 30:1-9.
PMID: 36585864.


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is an orofacial pain disorder that is more prevalent in females than males. Although an increasing number of studies point to sex differences in chronic pain, how sex impacts TN patients' journeys to care has not been previously addressed. This study sought to investigate sex differences in patients' journeys to diagnosis, referral, and treatment of TN within a large national context.