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Original Paper

Balloon Compression of the Gasserian Ganglion for the Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Corrêa C.F. · Teixeira M.J.

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Hospital São Paulo of the Federal University of São Paulo, Department of Neurology of the University of São Paulo Medical School, Hospital Nove de Julho, Hospital Alemão Oswaldo Cruz São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: March 29, 1999
Issue release date: April 1999

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 1011-6125 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0372 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/SFN

Abstract

The authors describe the results of the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by balloon microcompression of the Gasserian ganglion. One hundred and eighty-seven procedures were performed in 158 patients. There were no deaths or complications of clinical importance and pain was relieved in all patients. It was concluded that the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia by the microcompression method is safe, simple, cheap, and is especially recommended in cases of pain affecting the first division of the trigeminal nerve and in clinically ill or non-cooperative patients.


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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Published online: March 29, 1999
Issue release date: April 1999

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 1011-6125 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0372 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/SFN


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