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Can you get anesthesia dolorosa with any brain surgery or just when the triligimal nerve is involved ?

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In brief: Anesthesia dolorosa

Anesthesia dolorosa is a painful numbness of the face which is constant.
It can be caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve including surgery, rhizotomy, or stereotactic radiation. The treatment is difficult and includes oral medications, compound face creams, nerve stimulation, cortical stimulation and deep brain stimulation.

In brief: Anesthesia dolorosa

Anesthesia dolorosa is a painful numbness of the face which is constant.
It can be caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve including surgery, rhizotomy, or stereotactic radiation. The treatment is difficult and includes oral medications, compound face creams, nerve stimulation, cortical stimulation and deep brain stimulation.
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