Development of Trigeminal Neuralgia after Pregnancy

Authors : Mankirat Kaur; Sai Krishna Dodda; Prithvi Raghavan; Sai Priya Nimmagadda; Shreyaa Rajpal; Bhavani Padamati; Christian Perryman; Sweta Sahu; Dr. Vishal Reddy

Volume/Issue : Volume 7 - 2022, Issue 9 - September

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Pregnancy can cause severe painful complications. Trigeminal neuralgia is one of the complications that can cause by pregnancy. TN complications cause sudden facial pain like electric shocks. There can be various other causes of trigeminal neuralgia but an increase in estrogen level aggravates activation of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) in trigeminal ganglions and anticipation is increased. TN afflicts females during pregnancy and causes further complications in its management. Trigeminal nerve decompression increase morbidity. It can cause possible damage to the decompression area of the brain. Studies reported TN can be cured by using conventional radiofrequency ablation of Gasserian ganglion or gamma knife radiosurgery.

Keywords : Trigeminal Neuralgia, Pregnancy, Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Trigeminal Nerve Compression,


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