Percutaneous treatments for trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Missios2014PercutaneousTF,
  title={Percutaneous treatments for trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Symeon Missios and Alireza Mohammad Mohammadi and Gene H. Barnett},
  journal={Neurosurgery clinics of North America},
  year={2014},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={
          751-62
        }
}
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neurologic disorder, defined by paroxysmal electric shocklike painful attacks in 1 or more trigeminal nerve branches. Treatment of TN is diverse and includes minimally invasive percutaneous techniques, which consist of balloon compression, glycerol rhizotomy, and radiofrequency thermocoagulation. Although all 3 techniques are generally safe, efficient, and effective, a clear consensus has not been reached regarding their specific indications and degree of efficacy… CONTINUE READING
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