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Gamma Knife Radiosurgery on the Trigeminal Root Entry Zone for Idiopathic Trigeminal Neuralgia: Results and a Review of the Literature

Authors
 So Hee Park  ;  Jin Woo Chang 
Citation
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL, Vol.61(2) : 111-119, 2020-02 
Journal Title
 YONSEI MEDICAL JOURNAL 
ISSN
 0513-5796 
Issue Date
2020-02
MeSH
Humans ; Pain Management ; Postoperative Complications / etiology ; Radiosurgery* / adverse effects ; Trigeminal Nerve / surgery* ; Trigeminal Neuralgia / physiopathology ; Trigeminal Neuralgia / surgery*
Keywords
Gamma Knife radiosurgery ; facial pain ; trigeminal neuralgia
Abstract
Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic disorder of the trigeminal nerve characterized by repeated electrical shock-like sensations on one side of the face. It can cause severe pain in the face and disrupt or impair quality of life in patients. Options for the management of TN consist of pharmacological and surgical treatments, including Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS). GKRS has been used for TN for a long time because of its low rate of complications and high success rate. Moreover, GKRS can be of use for drug-resistant TN patients who are poor surgical candidates due to medical comorbidities, patients of older age, or patients who refuse invasive therapy. We reviewed the rationale, effects, safety, and current treatment policies of GKRS for TN in view of our institution's results and a review of the literature to date.
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DOI
10.3349/ymj.2020.61.2.111
Appears in Collections:
1. College of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Neurosurgery (신경외과학교실) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Park, So Hee(박소희)
Chang, Jin Woo(장진우) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2717-0101
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/181512
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