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2022 May 21

Acta Neurochir (Wien)

Percutaneous balloon compression for secondary trigeminal neuralgia caused by cerebellopontine angle tumors.


Jiang C, Jia Y, Chong Y, Wang J, Xu W, Liang W
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2022 May 21.
PMID: 35596810.


The most common cause for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is vascular compression at the nerve root, and microvascular decompression (MVD) has been proven to be an effective surgical approach for this disease. For some patients, TN is secondary to the intracranial space-occupying lesion, and tumor resection is usually recommended. However, it is not easy to determine proper treatments when craniotomy is infeasible. In this study, we aim to explore the clinical outcomes of percutaneous balloon compression (PBC) for secondary TN caused by cerebellopontine angle (CPA) tumors.