13.1.1.1 Classical trigeminal neuralgia, purely paroxysmal

Description:
Trigeminal neuralgia without persistent background facial pain.

Diagnostic criteria:
A. Recurrent attacks of unilateral facial pain fulfilling criteria for 13.1.1 Classical trigeminal neuralgia
B. No persistent facial pain between attacks
C. Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.

Comment:
13.1.1.1 Classical trigeminal neuralgia, purely paroxysmal is usually responsive, at least initially, to pharmacotherapy (especially carbamazepine or oxcarbazepine).