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Trigeminal Nerve Diseases

Diseases of the trigeminal nerve or its nuclei, which are located in the pons and medulla. The nerve is composed of three divisions: ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular, which provide sensory innervation to structures of the face, sinuses, and portions of the cranial vault. The mandibular nerve also innervates muscles of mastication. Clinical features include loss of facial and intra-oral sensation and weakness of jaw closure. Common conditions affecting the nerve include brain stem ischemia, INFRATENTORIAL NEOPLASMS, and TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA.

Year introduced: 2000

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Tree Number(s): C07.465.299.625.500, C10.292.319.625.700

MeSH Unique ID: D020433

Entry Terms:

  • Trigeminal Nerve Disease
  • Cranial Nerve V Diseases
  • Fifth Cranial Nerve Diseases
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorders
  • Trigeminal Nerve Disorder
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Neuropathies, Trigeminal
  • Neuropathy, Trigeminal
  • Trigeminal Neuropathies
  • Raeder Paratrigeminal Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Raeder Paratrigeminal
  • Trigeminal Neuropathy, Idiopathic
  • Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuropathies
  • Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuropathy
  • Neuropathies, Idiopathic Trigeminal
  • Neuropathy, Idiopathic Trigeminal
  • Trigeminal Neuropathies, Idiopathic

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