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Robot-Assisted Percutaneous Balloon Compression for Trigeminal Neuralgia: Technique Description and Short-Term Clinical Results.


Liu Q, Wang J, Wang C, Chen W, Chen W, Ye X, Mao Z, Zhang C, Xu J
Front Surg. 2022; 9:869223.
PMID: 35372483.


Percutaneous balloon compression (PBC) is a minimally invasive treatment for trigeminal neuralgia (TG) with a favorable cost-effectiveness ratio, but this technique has a steep learning curve. This study presents our initial clinical experience of robot-assisted PBC using a neurosurgical robot on six consecutive patients with TG.