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Trigeminal Neuralgia Surgery | Risk for Recurrence of Pain

Purpose:

To determine the risk of pain recurrence in a patient with trigeminal neuralgia undergoing posterior fossa surgery for relief.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

risk factors, complications, surgery

ICD-10:

G50.0

Description:

Theodosopoulos et al identified risk factors associated with recurrent pain in patients who have had surgery in the posterior fossa for relief of trigeminal neuralgia. This can be useful in counseling patients prior to the original surgery and for monitoring afterwards. The authors are from the University of California at San Francisco.

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