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Human Studies

2021 May 25

Neuroimage Clin


Regional brain morphology predicts pain relief in trigeminal neuralgia.


Shih-Ping Hung P, Noorani A, Zhang JY, Tohyama S, Laperriere N, Davis KD, Mikulis DJ, Rudzicz F, Hodaie M
Neuroimage Clin. 2021 May 25; 31:102706.
PMID: 34087549.


Trigeminal neuralgia, a severe chronic neuropathic pain disorder, is widely believed to be amenable to surgical treatments. Nearly 20% of patients, however, do not have adequate pain relief after surgery. Objective tools for personalized pre-treatment prognostication of pain relief following surgical interventions can minimize unnecessary surgeries and thus are of substantial benefit for patients and clinicians.