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Long-term outcome of percutaneous thermocoagulation for trigeminal neuralgia.

Authors
 K. B. Yoon  ;  J. R. Wiles  ;  J. B. Miles  ;  T. J. Nurmikko 
Citation
 ANAESTHESIA, Vol.54(8) : 803-808, 1999 
Journal Title
ANAESTHESIA
ISSN
 0003-2409 
Issue Date
1999
Abstract
A retrospective analysis of long-term efficacy of percutaneous radiofrequency thermocoagulation of the trigeminal ganglion or root for the relief of trigeminal neuralgia was carried out in our unit. From the medical records and questionnaires, outcomes of 108 procedures performed in 81 patients from January 1986 to December 1990 were obtained with a follow-up period of 6–11 years. The initial success rate was 87% and the probability of remaining pain-free 1, 2 and 11 years after the procedure was 65, 49 and 26%, respectively. Patients with typical symptoms had a better long-term efficacy than those with atypical presentations, and patients who had not undergone a previous surgical procedure also had a better outcome. There was no mortality in this series. Common adverse effects included dysaesthesia in 20 patients, corneal numbness in 12 patients and masseter weakness in three patients.
Full Text
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2044.1999.00905.x/abstract
DOI
10.1046/j.1365-2044.1999.00905.x
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine (마취통증의학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Yoon, Kyoung Bong(윤경봉) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4167-1375
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/144227
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