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2003, Vol. 5, No. 1


Analysis of Experimental and Clinical Research of Destruction of Peripheral Branches of the Trigeminal Nerve

Electrophoresis of Whole-cell Soluble Proteins of Enterococcus faecalis and Yeast Isolated in the Root Canals of Previously Root-filled Teeth

Pharyngeal Airway Sagittal Dimension in Patients with Class III Skeletal Dentofacial Deformity Before and After Bimaxillary Surgery

Late Results of the Secondary Alveolar Bone Grafting in Complete Unilateral Cleft Lip and Palate Patients

Prediction of Malocclusion Development Based on the Evaluation of the Ethiologic Factors

Analysis of Tooth Size Discrepancy (Bolton Index) among Patients of Orthodontic Clinic at Kaunas Medical University

Oral Hygiene Habits and Complaints of Gum Bleeding Among Schoolchildren in Lithuania

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Analysis of Experimental and Clinical Research of Destruction of Peripheral Branches of the Trigeminal Nerve

Ricardas Kubilius, Gintautas Sabalys


The clinical investigation was preceded to 468 patients, suffering from trigeminal nerve (TN) neuralgia. The destruction of affected TN peripheral branches has been performed to them using experimental methods having the biggest effect and with little harm on cardiovascular system. During the procedure the activity of cardiovascular system was registered as well as duration of remission of neuralgia was calculated. Following repetitive destructions that had no effect, the peripheral branches of TN have been resected followed by pathological investigation. During acute period of disease, in the resected peripheral branches of TN all the nerve fibers were vacuolized or destroyed in fragments of various sizes. Part of them was resorbed and mieline sheet was destroyed. Following each destruction, the number of neural fibers decreases in the nerve trunks. In the TN branches following multiple alcoholizations the reduction of the nerve trunks was observed. In these cases nerve trunks looked empty and only solitaire nerve fibers were found. Also, following multiple alcoholizations of TN branches we observed formation of neuromas.

Key words: trigeminal nerve, nerve fibres, destruction

Address correspondence to Prof.R.Kubilius: Dept.of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2 Eiveniu str., Kaunas, Lithuania

Received: 22 02 2003

Accepted for publishing: 25 03 2003