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2020 Sep 09

Stereotact Funct Neurosurg

Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Meningiomas and Vestibular Schwannoma Is Improved after Stereotactic Radiosurgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.


Peciu-Florianu I, Régis J, Levivier M, Dedeciusova M, Reyns N, Tuleasca C
Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2020 Sep 09:1-11.
PMID: 32906130.


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) secondary to tumors is encountered in up to 6% of patients with facial pain syndromes and is considered to be associated with tumors affecting the trigeminal nerve pathways. The most frequent are meningiomas and vestibular schwannomas (VS). Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as a valuable treatment, with heterogeneity of clinical results. We sought to review the medical literature on TN treated with SRS for meningiomas and VS and investigate the rates of improvement of TN symptoms.