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Gamma knife radiosurgery for medically refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia

Authors
 Kang JH  ;  Yoon YS  ;  Kang DW  ;  Chung SS  ;  Chang JW. 
Citation
 Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements, Vol.101 : 35-38, 2008 
Journal Title
Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements
ISSN
 0065-1419 
Issue Date
2008
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Aged, 80 and over ; Analysis of Variance ; Female ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged ; Pain Measurement ; Radiosurgery/methods* ; Stereotaxic Techniques ; Tomography, X-Ray Computed ; Treatment Outcome ; Trigeminal Neuralgia/physiopathology ; Trigeminal Neuralgia/surgery*
Keywords
Gamma knife radiosurgery ; trigeminal neuralgia ; pain ; complication
Abstract
Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) has been generally considered as a viable therapeutic option for the management of medically refractory idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (TN). We reviewed our experience with GKS in patients with TN. Between Feb 1996 and May 2006, 77 patients with medical refractory idiopathic TN were treated using GKS. Thirty-six patients who had undergone other previous procedures, previous GKS, or had brain stem lesion, atypical symptoms, were excluded from this study. Pain improvement was achieved in 38 of the patients with TN (pain response rate 92.7%). Twenty-three patients were pain free and 15 had reduced pain. There were no serious complications. We think that GKS is an effective treatment option for patients with medical refractory idiopathic TN.
Full Text
http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-211-78205-7_6
DOI
18642631
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurosurgery (신경외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yoon, Young Sul(윤영설)
Chang, Jin Woo(장진우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2717-0101
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/108311
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