Case of microarteriovenous malformation-induced trigeminal neuralgia treated with radiosurgery

@inproceedings{Anderson2006CaseOM,
  title={Case of microarteriovenous malformation-induced
trigeminal neuralgia treated with
radiosurgery},
  author={William S. Anderson and P. Patrick Wang and D. Rigamonti},
  booktitle={The Journal of Headache and Pain},
  year={2006}
}
Radiosurgery to the right fifth cranial nerve was performed with the Gamma Knife on a 39- year-old patient who presented with classic symptoms of trigeminal neuralgia (TN), but was found on imaging studies to harbour a small intrinsic vascular malformation within the nerve. Based on size and drainage, the arteriovenous malformation (AVM) was Spetzler-Martin Grade III and no previous history of bleeding was reported. The patient had failed a trial of carbamazepine, and no surgical procedures had… CONTINUE READING
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