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2023 Jan 10

J Clin Neurosci


Is percutaneous balloon compression better than microvascular decompression to treat trigeminal neuralgia? A systematic review and meta-analysis.


Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a neuropathic pain that affects one or more branches of the trigeminal nerve. Surgical options after pharmacological failure are Microvascular Decompression (MVD) or percutaneous procedures, which include Balloon Compression (PBC). This study aims to describe pain outcomes and complications after PBC and MVD procedures for patients with trigeminal neuralgia.