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2020 Mar-Apr

Neurocirugia (Astur)



Trigeminal root massage in microsurgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia patients without arterial compression: When, how and why.


Urculo E, Elua A, Arrazola M, Torres P, Torres S, Undabeitia J
Neurocirugia (Astur). 2020 Mar-Apr; 31(2):53-63.
PMID: 31668629.


During the microsurgical exploration of trigeminal root in the pontocerebellar angle in patients with primary trigeminal neuralgia (TN) without an evident arterial compression, the surgeon is in an engaged situation because there are not well-established surgical strategies. The aim of this study is to describe in these cases the surgical maneuver we call "trigeminal root massage" (TRM).