Radiosurgical target distance from the root entry zone in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.

@article{Sharim2017RadiosurgicalTD,
  title={Radiosurgical target distance from the root entry zone in the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Justin Sharim and Wei-Lun Lo and Won Kim and Srinivas Chivukula and Stephen E Tenn and Tania Betty Kaprealian and Nader Pouratian},
  journal={Practical radiation oncology},
  year={2017},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={
          221-227
        }
}
PURPOSE Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) provides a noninvasive treatment modality for patients with medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia. The root entry zone (REZ) has been proposed to be an ideal stereotactic target because it is partially composed of centrally produced myelin, conferring a theoretical increased sensitivity to irradiation as well as increased susceptibility to neurovascular conflict, making it the site in which nociceptive signals likely arise. The aim of this study is to… CONTINUE READING