Chronic electrostimulation of the trigeminal ganglion in trigeminal neuropathy: current state and future prospects.

@article{Mehrkens2007ChronicEO,
  title={Chronic electrostimulation of the trigeminal ganglion in trigeminal neuropathy: current state and future prospects.},
  author={Jan Hinnerk Mehrkens and Ulrich Steude},
  journal={Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement},
  year={2007},
  volume={97 Pt 2},
  pages={91-7}
}
Over two decades ago, the electrostimulation of the trigeminal ganglion (TGES) was established as a treatment option for patients with trigeminopathic pain due to a (iatrogenic) lesion of the trigeminal nerve, on whom the other therapeutic methods, either neurosurgical or conservative have very limited efficacy and usually are associated with a poor outcome. The technique of TGES which uses the setup also used for the thermocoagulation lesion for trigeminal neuralgia was first published by… CONTINUE READING
5 Extracted Citations
0 Extracted References
Similar Papers