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Trigeminal Neuralgia Diagnosis and Treatment

McLaughlin Scrubs SmallMark R. McLaughlin, MD, FACS, FAANS

Dr. McLaughlin completed a surgical fellowship with Peter Jannetta, who is credited with the introduction of today's "gold-standard" surgical treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia. Dr. McLaughlin is one of the best-qualified surgeons in the world to diagnose and treat Trigeminal Neuralgia.

A variety of tests may be performed to diagnose the cause of a trigeminal neuralgia pain. These tests may include MRI or MRA scans, and CAT scans. MRI scans can sometomes determine whether a tumor or multiple sclerosis is irritating the trigeminal nerve. However, often imaging of the brain will not determine the precise cause of the pressure. Allthough drugs are sometimes effective in treatment, surgery may be required for permanent relief from the pain. Surgery is considered effective for cases that do not benefit from medication.

Princeton Brain & Spine Care surgeon Mark McLaughlin, M.D. trained with Peter Jannetta, M.D., the "father" of modern microvascular decompression surgery for trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, and other cranial nerve rhizopathies. Dr. McLaughlin worked closely with Dr. Jannetta in the ongoing research, and was the lead author of the paper "Microvascular decompression of cranial nerves: lessons learned after 4400 operations" published in the Journal of Neurosurgery in January 1999. On PUBMED

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