The Trigeminal Nerve

Peter B. Crino Steven Galetta

History and Definitions Clinical History Anatomy of Cranial Nerve V

Overview Motor Portion

Supranuclear Control and Upper Motor Neurons

Pontine Nucleus and Lower Motor Nucleus

Sensory Portion

Receptors

First Order Neurons

Second and Third Order Sensory Neurons Examination of the Trigeminal Nerve

Directed Neurological Examination Associated Neurological Findings Evaluation Guidelines Clinical Syndromes

Supranuclear Syndromes Nuclear (Brain Stem) Syndromes Preganglionic Syndromes Gasserian Ganglion Syndromes

Syndromes of Lesions Involving Peripheral Branches of Cranial Nerve V

Trigeminal Neuralgia (Tic Douloureux)

General Management Goals

Reviews and Selected Updates

References

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