- Volume 24 Issue 3
A Study on the Clinical Feature and Treatment Outcome of Patients with Trigeminal Neuralgia
삼차신경통의 임상양태와 보존적 치료결과에 관한 연구
- Nam, Chang-Ok (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
- Park, June-Sang (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
- Ko, Myung-Yun (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
- Published : 1999.09.30
The 63 patients(20 males, 43 females) were treated for their trigeminal neuralgia at the Department. of Oral Medicine, Pusan National University Hospital from 1993 to 1998. All the patients were treated for their trigeminal neuralgia by conservative methods such as medication, and Electric Acupuncture Stimulation Therapy The obtained results were as follows: 1. Trigeminal neuralgia was mainly involved in the patients of past forties, women and acute group. 2. 50.8% of patients were related to maxillary branches of trigeminal nerves. The trigger points were on gingivae, cheeks, teeth, lips in order. 3. 55.6% of patients with trigeminal neuralgia had systemic diseases and 39.7% were related to dental practices. 4. Success rate of the treatments was 71.4% and the recurrence rate was 26.3%. 5. The refractory factors in improving symptoms were chronic history, involvement of complex branches, and experience of prosthodontic treatments.