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This article evaluates the long-term outcomes of computed tomography (CT)-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) for patients with recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) after microvascular decompression (MVD).This is a retrospective study of 41 patients with intractable TN who after MVD underwent CT-guided PRT procedures between 2002 and(More)
AIMS To investigate the long-term outcomes of repeated percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation (PRT) for recurrent trigeminal neuralgia (TN) patients. METHODS Between 2002 and 2012, 33 patients with recurrent TN following an initial PRT procedure were retrospectively studied and underwent 43 repeated PRT procedures. RESULTS The mean length of(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the expression levels of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), substance P (SP), vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), and β-endorphin in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and peripheral blood of patients with primary trigeminal neuralgia (TN). PATIENTS AND METHODS We included 20 patients with primary TN who underwent percutaneous(More)
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