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Prog Neurol Surg


Trigeminal Neuralgia and Other Facial Neuralgias.


Wolf A, Kondziolka D
Prog Neurol Surg. 2019; 34:273-278.
PMID: 31096245.


Radiosurgery is an effective treatment approach for the management of type 1 trigeminal neuralgia (TN), comparable to other ablative techniques. Also, radiosurgery can effectively treat TN secondary to other causes, including multiple sclerosis, tumor-related TN, as well as other craniofacial neuralgias in select cases with minimal complications. An increasing number of patients favor radiosurgery over other more invasive approaches in order to avoid a general anesthetic, a prolonged hospital stay, and a higher risk of complications.