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    This study was performed to obtain the clinicodemographic data regarding patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) treated at oral-maxillofacial medicine clinics, as there is a paucity of such information in the Asian setting. Retrospective multicenter study involving clinicodemographic information of 320 patients with TN diagnosed between 2001 and 2012 at eight regional oral-maxillofacial medicine clinics and followed up for at least 6 months. Statistical tests were performed to assess the associations among the clinicodemographic factors. TN was mostly diagnosed during the seventh and sixth decades of life, with a median of 58.2 years (interquartile range = 13.0). Females were more commonly affected (61.6%). TN affected the right side more frequently, and the mandibular branch was most commonly involved (58.5%). Carbamazepine was the first-line drug of choice (87.5%). Asian patients with TN exhibited features similar to those in Caucasian patients except for the increased affliction of the mandibular division. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Hans Prakash Sathasivam, Sumairi Ismail, Abdul Rahim Ahmad, Nor Nazaliza Basri, Hartinie Muhamad, Nur Fazilah Mohd Tahir, Chee Lynn Saw, Nurshaline Hj Kipli, Shin Hin Lau. Trigeminal neuralgia: a retrospective multicentre study of 320 Asian patients. Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology. 2017 Jan;123(1):51-57

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    PMID: 27727102

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