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2021 May

Pain Physician



A Cadaver Study Confirming the Location of Dye after Trigeminal Ganglion Rhizotomy.


Lee SH, Hong J H, Jung HR
Pain Physician. 2021 May; 24(3):E341-E348.
PMID: 33988956.


Radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy demonstrates an excellent treatment outcome with a high success rate among patients of intractable trigeminal neuralgia. The triangular plexus which is an immediate retrogasserian portion of the trigeminal root is suggested as the best place of lesioning during radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy. However, the anatomy of the triangular plexus has been relatively unrecognized, while the anatomical study related to therapeutic procedure is scarce.