Anatomoradiological landmarks for accuracy of radiofrequency thermorhizotomy in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Tatli2008AnatomoradiologicalLF,
  title={Anatomoradiological landmarks for accuracy of radiofrequency thermorhizotomy in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Mehmet Tatli and Marc P. Sindou},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={63 1 Suppl 1},
  pages={ONS129-37; discussion ONS137-8}
}
OBJECTIVE The correct positioning of the electrode is of prime importance for effectiveness and selectivity of percutaneous trigeminal radiofrequency thermorhizotomy (RF-TR) for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). The aim of our study was to establish some anatomoradiological landmarks for the purpose of accurate placement of the electrode tip in RF-TR. METHODS Of 1000 patients who underwent RF-TR, 100 were retrospective and randomly selected and divided into study groups according to… CONTINUE READING