Trigeminal neuralgia

​Read more about the research's members, background, current projects and collaboration.​

Members

Lars Bendtsen, Stine Maarbjerg, Tone Heinskou, Samaira Younis, Aydin Gozalov, Morten Togo Sørensen, Jes Olesen.​

Background​​

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. Quantitative sensory testing in trigeminal neuralgia.​

Collaboration 

Professor Ralf Baron (Division of Neurological Pain Research and Therapy, Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel). Frauke Wolfram, 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.​

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