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Papers: 19 Feb 2022 - 25 Feb 2022

2022 Feb 18

J Neurosurg

Clinical outcomes and complications of peripheral nerve field stimulation in the management of refractory trigeminal pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis.


Sarica C, Iorio-Morin C, Aguirre-Padilla DH, Paff M, Villeneuve S-A, Vetkas A, Yamamoto K, Samuel N, Milano V, Loh A, Santyr B, Zemmar A, Lozano AM, Hodaie M
J Neurosurg. 2022 Feb 18:1-9.
PMID: 35180702.


Peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNFS) is a tool in the armamentarium of treatment options for trigeminal pain. The efficacy of this modality in mitigating trigeminal pain remains unclear. The aim of this study was to examine the existing literature on PNFS and elucidate pain score outcomes associated with its use in patients with trigeminal pain.