MRI for peripheral trigeminal neuropathy

Seventeen patients were examined to find out how useful magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is in the management of peripheral trigeminal neuropathies. The results were compared with clinical and surgical findings in operated patients and the effect on clinical management was assessed.

Key Points:

• MRN substantially impacts diagnostic thinking and management in peripheral trigeminal neuropathy.
• MRN has moderate-to-excellent correlation with intra-operative findings.
• MRN should be considered in pre-surgical planning of peripheral trigeminal neuropathy subjects.
Authors: Brian Cox, John R. Zuniga, Neeraj Panchal et al.