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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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
StatePublished - Feb 24 2004

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Trigeminal Neuralgia
Radiosurgery
Particle Accelerators
Therapeutics
Pain

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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.

Noninvasive linear accelerator radiosurgery as the primary treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. / Frighetto, L.; De Salles, Antonio A.; Smith, Z. A.; Goss, B.; Selch, M.; Solberg, T.

In: Neurology, Vol. 62, No. 4, 24.02.2004, p. 660-662.

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Frighetto, L, De Salles, AA, Smith, ZA, Goss, B, Selch, M & Solberg, T 2004, 'Noninvasive linear accelerator radiosurgery as the primary treatment for trigeminal neuralgia', Neurology, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 660-662.
Frighetto L, De Salles AA, Smith ZA, Goss B, Selch M, Solberg T. Noninvasive linear accelerator radiosurgery as the primary treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. Neurology. 2004 Feb 24;62(4):660-662.
Frighetto, L. ; De Salles, Antonio A. ; Smith, Z. A. ; Goss, B. ; Selch, M. ; Solberg, T. / Noninvasive linear accelerator radiosurgery as the primary treatment for trigeminal neuralgia. In: Neurology. 2004 ; Vol. 62, No. 4. pp. 660-662.
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