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What can cause trigeminal neuralgia (tn)?
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Dr. Val Koganski
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Unclear
Different reasons: viral, inflammatory, and most of the time it's not clear.

In brief: Unclear
Different reasons: viral, inflammatory, and most of the time it's not clear.
Dr. Val Koganski
Dr. Val Koganski
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In brief: Couple things
It is not always known but the known things are trauma to the trigeminal nerve and compression of the nerve as it exits the scull.

In brief: Couple things
It is not always known but the known things are trauma to the trigeminal nerve and compression of the nerve as it exits the scull.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
In brief: TN causes
The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is TN.
When a demonstrable structural lesion such as a tumor (e.g., meningioma), vascular malformation or demyelinating disease (multiple sclerosis) has been identified, TN is classified as symptomatic. When the cause of TN is unknown, it is classified as idiopathic. See an orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and management.

In brief: TN causes
The most common form of paroxysmal orofacial pain is TN.
When a demonstrable structural lesion such as a tumor (e.g., meningioma), vascular malformation or demyelinating disease (multiple sclerosis) has been identified, TN is classified as symptomatic. When the cause of TN is unknown, it is classified as idiopathic. See an orofacial pain specialist for diagnosis and management.
Dr. Paul Grin
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