Neural network connectivity predicts treatment response in trigeminal neuralgia

Takeaway

  • Modularity analysis – analysis of the interconnectivity of neural network nodes – may be a predictive imaging biomarker for treatment response in people with trigeminal neuralgia (TN)

Why this matters

  • TN is not well understood, and few neuroimaging studies have evaluated the modular organization of brain connectivity in TN.

  • Understanding the neural networks of TN may help improve clinical diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes.