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2020 Apr 24

J Neurosurg

Results of a third Gamma Knife radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia.


Helis CA, Hughes RT, Munley MT, Bourland DJ, Jacobson T, Lucas JT, Cramer CK, Tatter SB, Laxton AW, Chan MD
J Neurosurg. 2020 Apr 24:1-7.
PMID: 32330887.


Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) is a commonly used procedure for medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia (TN), with repeat GKRS routinely done in cases of pain relapse. The results of a third GKRS in cases of further pain relapse have not been well described. In this study, the authors report the largest series of patients treated with a third GKRS for TN to date.