Epidemiology

CTN is considered a rare facial pain conditions with a prevalence of around 0.7-1/1000. Women are more often affected than men, F:M ratio = 1.7-2.2:1, and the annual incidence is between two and six people per 100,000. Typically, CTN is diagnosed in elderly patients with a peak incidence around 50-60 years. In contrast, there seems to be no sex-related differences for STN and the onset age is slightly younger. An intriguing finding without explanation is the fact that the right side is more often affected than the left side, both in CTN and STN.102 103

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