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April 1982

Percutaneous Trigeminal Rhizotomy: Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia Secondary to Multiple Sclerosis

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, The University of Western Ontario, London. Dr Paty is now with The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

Arch Neurol. 1982;39(4):219-221. doi:10.1001/archneur.1982.00510160025004

• Eight patients with trigeminal neuralgia secondary to multiple sclerosis have been treated with percutaneous trigeminal radiofrequency rhizotomy after failure of medical therapy. Excellent results were obtained with this procedure, which seems ideally suited to these patients who tolerate carbamazepine poorly.

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