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2020 Jun 01

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)



Effectiveness of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery in the Treatment of Refractory Trigeminal Neuralgia: A Case Series.


Tavakol S, Jackanich A, Strickland BA, Marietta M, Ravina K, Yu C, Chang EL, Giannotta S, Zada G
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Jun 01; 18(6):571-576.
PMID: 31620790.


Medical management is the first line of treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Patients with medically refractory TN may undergo a variety of invasive surgical interventions with varying success rates. Management of TN refractory to both medical and surgical intervention remains somewhat controversial.