Trigeminal neuralgia

Read more about the research group’s members, background, current projects and collaboration​


Lars Bendtsen, Stine Maarbjerg, Anne Sofie Schott Andersen, Tone Heinskou, Navid Noory and Jacob Worm..​


Trigeminal neuralgia is an extremely painful disease, which may be difficult to treat. Management consists of prophylactic pharmacotherapy and surgery in selected cases. There is a huge lack of high quality research in this field and essential aspects such as epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and optimal treatment are far from understood.​

​Current projects

Evaluation of efficacy and side-effects of surgery. Evaluation of a structured management programme. Genetic factors. Investigations on how findings from imaging, e.g. the presence or absence of neurovascular contact on high resolution MR-scans, are correlated to clinical findings and to efficacy of pharmacological treatment and neurosurgery. Clinical trials on new promising treatment options.


Professor Ralf Baron (Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel). Emil A. Smilkov, Department of Diagnostics, Glostrup University Hospital, Denmark. Dr. Per Rochat, Department of Neurosurgery, The National Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Dr. Jannick Brennum, Department of Neurosurgery, The National Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor, Dr Med Sci, C.G. Faber, neurologist, Department of Neurology, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC), Maastricht; the Netherlands.

Updated: 19-07-2022

Responsible editor