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Debating Best Surgical Technique for Trigeminal Neuralgia

October 3, 2014
A new study raises questions about the cost-effectiveness of surgical procedures to manage trigeminal neuralgia, a chronic debilitating condition that affects the trigeminal nerve, causing bouts of intense facial pain.

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a debilitating chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve, where patients experience intense facial pain, which can become intractable.

While the rate of TDP and other problems aren't very high, past literature has shown PSR to be noticeably ineffective in the long-term,7, 14-17 which may explain why practitioners like Dr. Graff-Radford endorse the MVD treatment modality over the others.

The authors of the study have no financial information to disclose. 

 

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