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2021 Apr 29

BMC Neurol



An age-dependent outcome analysis of microvascular decompression and percutaneous thermocoagulation in trigeminal neuralgia.


Keric N, Kalasauskas D, Kreth SL, Glaser MB, Krenzlin H, Kantelhardt SR, Ringel F
BMC Neurol. 2021 Apr 29; 21(1):182.
PMID: 33926408.


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe pain condition and the most common facial neuralgia. While microvascular decompression (MVD) presents an excellent treatment in neurovascular compression cases, percutaneous thermocoagulation (PT) of the ganglion Gasseri is an alternative option. This study aimed to evaluate post-operative complication rate and outcome of both treatment strategies related to the patient's age.