13.1.1.1.1 Classical trigeminal neuralgia, purely paroxysmal

Description:

Classical trigeminal neuralgia without persistent background facial pain.

Diagnostic criteria:
  1. Recurrent paroxysms of unilateral facial pain fulfilling criteria for 13.1.1.1 Classical trigeminal neuralgia
  2. Pain-free between attacks in the affected trigeminal distribution.
Comment:

13.1.1.1 Classical trigeminal neuralgia, purely paroxysmal is usually responsive, at least initially, to pharmacotherapy (especially carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine).