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2022 Jun 07


Occipital Nerve Stimulation for Recurrent Trigeminal Neuralgia Without Occipital Pain.


Balossier A, Donnet A, Régis J, Leplus A, Lantéri-Minet M, Fontaine D
Neuromodulation. 2022 Jun 07.
PMID: 35688701.


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a severe, debilitating pain condition causing physical and emotional distress. Although the management of TN is well codified with medical and then surgical treatments, 15% to 30% of patients will experience intractable pain. Neuromodulation techniques have been scarcely used for refractory TN, with only small case series and short-term follow-up.