Therapeutic Failure in Trigeminal Neuralgia: from a Clarification of Trigeminal Nerve Somatotopy to a Targeted Partial Sensory Rhizotomy.

@article{Terrier2018TherapeuticFI,
  title={Therapeutic Failure in Trigeminal Neuralgia: from a Clarification of Trigeminal Nerve Somatotopy to a Targeted Partial Sensory Rhizotomy.},
  author={L. Terrier and Aymeric Amelot and Patrick François and Christophe Destrieux and Ilyess Zemmoura and St{\'e}phane Velut},
  journal={World neurosurgery},
  year={2018},
  volume={117},
  pages={
          e138-e145
        }
}
BACKGROUND Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe unilateral facial pain involving 1 or more branches of the trigeminal nerve (CNV). Microvascular decompression is a standard curative treatment of pharmacoresistant classic TN. Alternative procedures used for secondary or idiopathic TN usually lead to a high rate of pain recurrence and sensitive deficits. Partial sensory rhizotomy (PSR) is one of these ablative procedures. However, the lack of anatomic knowledge about the somatotopy of CNV lead… CONTINUE READING