Do You Know Gamma Knife Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia?

Q:
Do you know gamma knife surgery for trigeminal neuralgia?

A:
Gamma knife surgery is a kind of radiosurgery used to treat trigeminal neuralgia. The surgery for trigeminal neuralgia is also known as brain stereotactic radiosurgery.

In this surgery, doctor will guide a focused dose of radiation to the root of your trigeminal nerve, the radiation can damage the trigeminal nerve and reduce pain. The recurrence of the disease is possible. If pain recurs, the surgery can be repeated.

Besides, there are some other methods such as glycerol injection, balloon compression and radiofrequency thermal lesioning. You should consult your doctor for the method you may use to eliminate pain.

Keywords: gamma knife trigeminal neuralgia

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