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2021 Apr 30

World Neurosurg

Surgical Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia Induced by Brainstem Infarct: A Systematic Review of the Literature.


Shanker RM, Kim M, Verducci C, Rezaii EG, Steed K, Mallik A, Anderson DE
World Neurosurg. 2021 Apr 30.
PMID: 33940266.


Although cases of trigeminal neuralgia (TN) induced by brainstem infarct have been reported, the neurosurgical literature lacks a comprehensive review for this subpopulation of patients. Here we present the first systematic review of the literature to discuss pathology, surgical management, and future directions for therapeutic innovation in this population.