October 20, 2011

Studies Compare Surgical Options for Trigeminal Neuralgia


New evidence on the effectiveness of surgical options for trigeminal neuralgia points to greater safety and longer pain-free intervals when glycerol rhizotomy is used instead of balloon microcompression in patients with multiple sclerosis, as well as when the rhizotomy procedure is repeated, according to two studies reported at the annual meeting of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons… Rhizotomy vs. Microcompression in MS. Trigeminal neuralgia occurs in about 2%-4% of patients with MS, said Dr. Grant W. Mallory, a fellow in neurological surgery at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Internal Medicine News, Michele Sullivan, 10/20/11

Tags: Neurology

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