Gamma knife surgery with a dose of 75 to 76.8 Gray for trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Brisman2004GammaKS,
  title={Gamma knife surgery with a dose of 75 to 76.8 Gray for trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Ronald Brisman},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={100 5},
  pages={848-54}
}
OBJECT The author presents a large series of patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN) who were treated with gamma knife surgery (GKS), at a maximum dose of 75 to 76.8 Gy, and followed up in a nearly uniform manner for up to 4.6 years. METHODS Two hundred ninety-three patients were treated and followed up for at least 6 months (range 0.4-4.6 years, median 1.9 years). At the final follow-up review, there was complete (100%) pain relief without medicines in 64 patients (21.8%), 90% or… CONTINUE READING