Noninvasive linear accelerator radiosurgery as the primary treatment for trigeminal neuralgia

L. Frighetto, Antonio A. De Salles, Z. A. Smith, B. Goss, M. Selch, T. Solberg

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Abstract

The application of a dedicated linear accelerator (DLINAC) as a noninvasive surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia has not yet been demonstrated. This work evaluates the outcome and indications of 22 patients submitted to DLINAC radiosurgery as a primary treatment for essential trigeminal neuralgia. At last follow-up evaluation, 21 patients (95.5%) had sustained significant pain relief. DLINAC radiosurgery is safe and effective as a primary noninvasive surgical treatment for selected patients with essential trigeminal neuralgia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-662
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume62
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 2004

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  • Clinical Neurology

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    Frighetto, L., De Salles, A. A., Smith, Z. A., Goss, B., Selch, M., & Solberg, T. (2004). Noninvasive linear accelerator radiosurgery as the primary treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Neurology, 62(4), 660-662. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.62.4.660