Post-traumatic neuropathy of the trigeminal nerve: a retrospective analysis

In the context of scientific research on nerve injuries within the head and neck area, we want to investigate the complaint patterns, clinical and radiological findings and outcomes of nerve injuries in the head and neck area. In addition, we want to investigate how this translates into costs for patients and society, what the impact is on work absenteeism and medication use. Files from the MKA UZ Leuven service will be reviewed between January 2010 and October 2018. A collaboration will be organized with the Christelijke Mutualiteit (CM) to calculate costs, lost time at work, and medication use. All affected patients were informed by letter. You will find it below as well as the study protocol of this study.

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Post-traumatic neuropathy of the trigeminal nerve: a retrospective analysis




February 2018



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Collaborating researchers

Fernando Fortes Picoli1,2

Rocharles Cavalcante Fontenele1,3

Frederic Van der Cruyssen1,4

Iraj Ahmadizai1

Nermin Morgan1,5

Sergio Lins de-Azevedo-Vaz6

Jan Meeus4

Robin Willaert4

Nicolly Oliveira-Santos1,3,7

Benjamin Palla8

Constantinus Politis1,4

Maria Alves Garcia Silva2

Reinhilde Jacobs1,9

1OMFS IMPATH Research Group, Department of Imaging and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Leuven and Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, KU Leuven, Kapucijnenvoer 7, 3000 Leuven, Belgium

2School of Dentistry, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, GO, Brasil.

3Department of Oral Diagnosis, Piracicaba Dental School, University of Campinas, Piracicaba, São Paulo, Brazil

4Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

5Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Mansoura 35516, Egypt.

6Dental Sciences Graduate Program, Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

7Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology, Division of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

8Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

9Department of Dental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden