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What is the incidence of trigeminal neuropathic pain following transsphenoidal surgery?
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Low
Although portions of the trigeminal nerve pass closely to the pituitary through the cavernous sinus, it's not a common problem after transsphenoidal surgery.
That being said, there may be irritation of the nerve after surgery and a proper tincture of time for healing should be allowed. Your surgeon should be able to help you through this. Best of luck.

In brief: Low
Although portions of the trigeminal nerve pass closely to the pituitary through the cavernous sinus, it's not a common problem after transsphenoidal surgery.
That being said, there may be irritation of the nerve after surgery and a proper tincture of time for healing should be allowed. Your surgeon should be able to help you through this. Best of luck.
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