Effect of trigeminal tractotomy on dental sensation in humans.

Abstract

Two patients with intractable pain of the head and neck due to cancer underwent trigeminal tractotomy and rhizotomy of the ninth and 10th cranial nerves, as well as an upper cervical dorsal rhizotomy. Postoperatively, cutaneous analgesia ws present ipsilaterally in peripheral portions of the face and the neck, but paramedian facial regions and the oral… (More)

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