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Easing The Anguish Of Trigeminal Neuralgia

  1. 0 [font=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]From Nursing Spectrum: 2/23/04

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    Microvascular decompression eliminates contact between the trigeminal nerve and the nearby blood vessel through surgical insertion of a small prosthesis. Illustration by David Peace, Department of Neurology, University of Florida, Gainesville

    Doris, a 67-year-old patient, hardly talks anymore: That's because the simple act of speaking causes knifelike pain to her face. Over-the-counter analgesics offer no relief. Almost as bad, the pain-plus the isolation Doris feels because she so rarely communicates-is causing depression.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 27, '04
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    About NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

    NRSKarenRN has '35+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Home Care, VentsTelemetry, Home infusion'. From 'RN Spirit from Philly Burb'; Joined Oct '00; Posts: 26,901; Likes: 13,045.

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  3. Visit  Dave ARNP profile page
    Wonderful article Karen!

    This covers not only medication therapies, but surgical intervention... something that many of us rarely discuss.

    Thanks for posting. I hope others enjoyed it as much as I did.

  4. Visit  boynursingmom profile page
    But what do we need to look out for after the surgery?

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