Long-term outcome of percutaneous thermocoagulation for trigeminal neuralgia.

  title={Long-term outcome of percutaneous thermocoagulation for trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Kyung Bong Yoon and Jill Wiles and John B Miles and T. Nurmikko},
  volume={54 8},
A retrospective analysis of long-term efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the trigeminal ganglion or root for the relief of trigeminal neuralgia was carried out in our unit. From the medical records and questionnaires, outcomes of 108 procedures performed in 81 patients from January 1986 to December 1990 were obtained with a follow-up period of 6-11 years. The initial success rate was 87% and the probability of remaining pain-free 1, 2 and 11 years after the procedure… CONTINUE READING
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