Raeder Paratrigeminal Syndrome Treatment & Management

Updated: Aug 15, 2018
  • Author: Steven H Schechter, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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Treatment

Approach Considerations

Unless intracranial pathology exists, treatment of Raeder paratrigeminal syndrome remains predominantly symptomatic. Avoidance of vasodilators and alcohol is recommended due to the potential for exacerbation of pain.

When parasellar involvement is absent, steroids (either oral or intravenous) may be beneficial. Nolph and Dion also have suggested analgesics, ergotamines, and vitamin B therapy. [17]

Surgical treatment

Surgery is not indicated for most patients unless a secondary cause is found that justifies surgical intervention.