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2020 Apr 21

World Neurosurg

Simultaneous Treatment of Petroclival Meningiomas and the Trigeminal Nerve with Gamma Knife Radiosurgery for Tumor-Related Trigeminal Neuralgia.



Some petroclival meningiomas cause trigeminal nerve compression leading to disabling trigeminal neuralgia. Tumor resection and nerve decompression can offer pain relief but may not be feasible in all patients. Simultaneous stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) to the tumor and nerve is another option. It is an effective means of treating meningiomas and trigeminal neuralgia separately, but there is limited data regarding the efficacy and outcomes of their concomitant treatment.