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American Chronic Pain Association http://www.theacpa.org
The Facial Pain Association http://www.fpa-support.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
The Canadian Trigeminal Neuralgia Association http://www.catna.ca
Chole R, Pati R, et al. Drug treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: a systematic review of the literature. J Oral Maxillfac Surg. 2007; 65:40-45.
Gorgulho A, DeSalles A. Trigeminal neuralgia: impact of radiosurgery on the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Surgical Neurology. 2006;66:350-356.
Kalkanis SN, Eskandar EN, et al. Microvascular decompression surgery in the United States, 1996-2000: mortality rates, morbidity rates, and the effects of hospital and surgeon volumes. Neurosurgery. 2003;52:1251-1261.
NINDS trigeminal neuralgia information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/trigeminal%5Fneuralgia/trigeminal%5Fneuralgia.htm. Updated November 30, 2012. Accessed June 28, 2013.
Pollock BE, Ecker RD. A prospective cost-effectiveness study of trigeminal neuralgia surgery. Clin J Pain. 2005;21:317-22.
Trigeminal neuralgia. American Academy of Neurological Surgeons website. Available at: http://www.aans.org/Patient%20Information/Conditions%20and%20Treatments/Trigeminal%20Neuralgia.aspx. Updated August 2012. Accessed June 28, 2013.
Trigeminal neuralgia. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated December 29, 2012. Accessed June 28, 2013.
Viel M. Pregabalin for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia. Am Fam Physician. 2008;78:808.
11/29/2006 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed/what.php: Kanai A, Saito M, et al. Subcutaneous sumatriptan for refractory trigeminal neuralgia. Headache. 2006;46:577-582.
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- Review Date: 05/2014
- Update Date: 00/60/2014