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Indication of Gasserian ganglion coagulation for trigeminal neuralgia.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Applied neurophysiology
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
4-5
Pages
508–511
Identifiers
PMID: 7036888
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

(1) Adequately extensive production of 5-gram analgesia is essential for satisfactory control of pain. (2) 87% of the 95 cases which underwent Gasserian ganglion coagulation have obtained satisfactory control of tic pain. (3) Another 6% of the cases could have satisfactory control with repeated coagulation, judged by the extent of analgesia after the first coagulation. (4) Based on the above findings we can now generally predict efficacy of this procedure.

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