Frameless image-guided radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia

  title={Frameless image-guided radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia},
  author={Lisa B. E. Shields and Todd Shanks and Andrew J. Shearer and Lauren A. Shelton and Brent J. Shelton and Jonathan N. Howe and James M. Coons and Brian M Plato and Aaron C. Spalding},
  booktitle={Surgical neurology international},
BACKGROUND Frameless image-guided radiosurgery (IGRS) is a safe and effective noninvasive treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This study evaluates the use of frameless IGRS to treat patients with refractory TN. METHODS We reviewed the records of 20 patients diagnosed with TN who underwent frameless IGRS treatments between March 2012 and December 2013. Facial pain was graded using the Barrow Neurological Institute (BNI) scoring system. The initial setup uncertainty from simulation to… CONTINUE READING
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