The majority of TN (80-90%) is caused by compression of the nerve in the root entry zone by a blood vessel (usually the superior cerebellar artery) or by a space-occupying lesion. Because of the possibility of a space-occupying lesion, patients should have an MRI scan as part of their initial assessment. Patients should also be questioned directly about any episodes of visual disturbance, weakness, sensory and bladder disturbance, as a small percentage of patients have a demyelinating condition as the cause of their neuralgia. It is also important to exclude any dental problems that the patient may have, as dental pain may mimic TN.

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