Türk Nöroşirürji Dergisi 2003 , Vol 13 , Num 3
Selçuk PEKER, M. Necmettin PAMİR
Marmara Üniversitesi Tip Fakültesi Nöroşirürji Anabilim Dalı ve Marmara Üniversitesi Nörolojik Bilimler Enstitüsü, İstanbul Trigeminal neuralgia is a disease that known and has worked on for centuries. The first description of the disease is attributed to Aretaeus (II. century AD). Since then this disease gained attention of neurosurgeons. There is much improvement in the search for the etiologyand treatment of the disease. But still there is so many questions.

The history of the investigations on the trigeminal neuralgia are reviewed in this paper. Anahtar Kelimeler : Facial pain, history, trigeminal neuralgia