MRI 3D CISS – A Novel Imaging Modality in Diagnosing Trigeminal Neuralgia – A Review ZE01-ZE03
Dr. E. Rajashekar,
Post Graduate Sudent, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MNR Dental College and Hospital,
Narsapur Road, Sangareddy – 502294, Telangana, India.
Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN) is considered as one of the most painful neurologic disorders affecting oro-facial region. TN is often diagnosed clinically based on the patients complete history of pain (severity, duration, episodes etc), relief of pain on test dose of Carbamazepine, regional block of long acting anaesthetic. However, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) plays an important and confirmatory role in showing Neuro Vascular Conflict (NVC) which is the commonest causative factor for TN. This article reviews the effectiveness of three-dimensional constructive interference in steady-state (3D-CISS) MRI in diagnosing the exact location, degree of neurovascular conflict responsible for classical as well as atypical TN and possible pre-treatment evaluation and treatment outcome.