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Table 4 Demographic characteristics of 138 consecutive patients presenting with medically-intractable facial pain

From: Current algorithm for the surgical treatment of facial pain

Age (years) 20–94 (mean – 58)
Gender 95 women, 43 men
Side of pain 69 right, 63 left, 6 bilateral
Diagnosis  
Trigeminal neuralgia type 1 47
Trigeminal neuralgia type 2 (Atypical TN) 24
Post-traumatic trigeminal neuropathic pain 11
Post-surgical deafferentation trigeminal pain 11
Post-stroke trigeminal pain 4
Symptomatic TN (multiple sclerosis) 8
Symptomatic TN (cerebellopontine lesions) 6
Other cranial nerve involvement 10
Cancer-related facial pain 2
Atypical facial pain 14
Initial procedure (after failure of medical management)  
MVD 32
RF gangliolysis 28
Balloon compression 5
SRS 7
PNS 11
Neurectomy 4
MCS 3
Interventions on other nerves 9
No surgery 39