Abstract

Essential trigeminal neuralgia has questioned treatment methods. The following five treatment methods of the essential trigeminal neuralgia: low power laser (low level laser therapy – LLLT), perineural infiltrations with streptomycin, skin grafts, sciatic nerve grafts and neurectomy have been evaluated taking in account seven parameters (criteria): hospitalization period, remission period, pain relief, decrease in the number of crises, decrease in pain level, decrease of the pain area, and decrease in medication. We give a multiple criteria procedure for ranking the treatment methods of the essential trigeminal neuralgia for the set of all evaluation criteria.

Keywords

Essential trigeminal neuralgia, Pain treatment, Pain evaluation parameters, Multiple criteria ranking.