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2022 Oct

Pain Physician



Analysis of the Hemodynamic Response During Radiofrequency Thermocoagulation in Trigeminal Neuralgia.


Lee J Y, Park J, Hong J H
Pain Physician. 2022 Oct; 25(7):E1057-E1062.
PMID: 36288591.


Radiofrequency thermocoagulation (RFT) of the trigeminal ganglion is an excellent treatment option for medically intractable trigeminal neuralgia. However, this procedure can manifest abrupt changes in cardiovascular responses. With abrupt cardiovascular changes, a sudden trigeminocardiac reflex can occur during RFT of the trigeminal ganglion.