Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.

  title={Surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia.},
  author={Ronald Brisman},
  journal={Seminars in neurology},
  volume={17 4},
Patients with medically intractable trigeminal neuralgia characterized by paroxysmal, triggered, trigeminally distributed pain are excellent candidates for neurosurgical intervention, which can not only relieve the pain of trigeminal neuralgia, but also eliminate the unpleasant side effects of medicines used to treat it. The two major neurosurgical choices are percutaneous denervation and microvascular decompression (MVD). Percutaneous denervation is done best when the surgeon has available… CONTINUE READING
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