Percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal gangliolysis in the treatment of tic douloureux.


The treatment of tic douloureux was dramatically altered in 1962 with the demonstration that carbamazepine (Tegretol(R)) alone or in combination with diphenylhydantoin sodium (Dilantin(R)) was effective in controlling the painful paroxysms. However, 30 percent of the patients so treated have not been successfully managed and some type of surgical therapy is… (More)


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