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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766927/microvascular-decompression-versus-stereotactic-radiosurgery-as-primary-treatment-modality-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-prospective-comparative-trials
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REVIEW
Ravi Sharma, Manoj Phalak, Varidh Katiyar, Sachin Borkar, Shashank S Kale, Ashok K Mahapatra
Objective: The current opinion among neurosurgeons regarding the selection between microvascular decompression (MVD) and gamma knife radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia is not based on clear evidence. In this meta-analysis, we have attempted to synthesize the findings of the prospective trials comparing the efficacy and complications of the two procedures as primary treatment modality for medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia. Materials and Methods: The authors performed a systematic review of PubMed for manuscripts comparing the efficacy or complications of MVD and stereotactic radiosurgery for medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia...
May 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745268/first-treatment-and-retreatment-of-medically-refractive-trigeminal-neuralgia-by-stereotactic-radiosurgery-versus-microvascular-decompression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Victor M Lu, Julia B Duvall, Kevin Phan, Benjamin P Jonker
PURPOSE: Procedures to treat medically refractory trigeminal neuralgia (MRTN) include stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and microvascular decompression (MVD). The aim of this study was to compare outcomes of SRS versus MVD in the treatment of MRTN, with a subgroup focus on those being treated for the first time. METHODS: Search strategy was performed using the PRISMA guidelines for article identification, screening, eligibility and inclusion. Relevant articles were identified from six electronic databases from their inception to June 2017...
May 10, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29720816/short-lasting-unilateral-neuralgiform-headache-attacks
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REVIEW
Andrew Levy, Manjit S Matharu
Short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks (SUNHA) is characterized by strictly unilateral trigeminal distribution pain that occurs in association with ipsilateral cranial autonomic features. There are two subtypes: short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with conjunctival injection and tearing (SUNCT) and short-lasting unilateral neuralgiform headache attacks with cranial autonomic symptoms (SUNA). These disorders are rare but highly disabling. The management of SUNHA can be challenging...
April 2018: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705231/efficacy-and-safety-of-microvascular-decompression-and-gamma-knife-surgery-treatments-for-patients-with-primary-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-prospective-study
#4
Yi Jun Zeng, Heng Zhang, Shui Yu, Wen Zhang, Xiao Chuan Sun
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy and safety of microvascular decompression (MVD) and gamma knife surgery (GKS) treatments for trigeminal neuralgia. METHOD: Patients with primary trigeminal neuralgia were randomly divided into two groups to undergo either MVD or GKS. All patients were followed up for 2 years to evaluate the efficacy, recurrence rates, and complications of their treatment. RESULTS: Of the 441 enrolled patients, 220 were included in the MVD group and 221 were in the GKS group...
April 26, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29701555/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-systematic-review
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Constantin Tuleasca, Jean Régis, Arjun Sahgal, Antonio De Salles, Motohiro Hayashi, Lijun Ma, Roberto Martínez-Álvarez, Ian Paddick, Samuel Ryu, Ben J Slotman, Marc Levivier
OBJECTIVES The aims of this systematic review are to provide an objective summary of the published literature specific to the treatment of classical trigeminal neuralgia with stereotactic radiosurgery (RS) and to develop consensus guideline recommendations for the use of RS, as endorsed by the International Society of Stereotactic Radiosurgery (ISRS). METHODS The authors performed a systematic review of the English-language literature from 1951 up to December 2015 using the Embase, PubMed, and MEDLINE databases...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676696/tentorial-sling-for-microvascular-decompression-in-patients-with-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-description-of-operative-technique-and-clinical-outcomes
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Jeffrey A Steinberg, Jayson Sack, Bayard Wilson, David Weingarten, Bob Carter, Alexander Khalessi, Sharona Ben-Haim, John Alksne
OBJECTIVE Trigeminal neuralgia is a debilitating pain disorder most often caused by arterial compression of the trigeminal nerve, although there are other etiologies. Microvascular decompression (MVD) remains the most definitive treatment for this disorder, with cure rates reported between 60% and 80%. Traditional MVD techniques involve a retrosigmoid craniotomy with placement of an inert foreign material, such as Teflon, between the nerve and compressive vessel. Recurrence of trigeminal neuralgia after MVD has been associated with vessel migration, adhesion formation, and arterial pulsation against the Teflon abutting the nerve...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675717/electromagnetic-neuronavigation-for-the-percutaneous-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-with-balloon-compression-technical-note-and-cadaveric-validation-study
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Anthony Wiggins, Megan Lonie, Iona Pimentil, Nicola Newall, Peter Bodkin, Asha Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: Several techniques have been described for the percutaneous treatment of trigeminal neuralgia; however, each has significant drawbacks. We propose a new technique for percutaneous balloon compression of the trigeminal ganglion and distal trigeminal nerve using electromagnetic (EM) neuronavigation. METHODS: The procedure was performed in 17 consecutive patients with trigeminal neuralgia. Patients were then followed up with telephone interview. We also performed a cadaveric validation study to further investigate the accuracy of the technique using dye...
April 19, 2018: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660047/trigeminal-nerve-atrophy-predicts-pain-recurrence-after-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-classical-trigeminal-neuralgia
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Yong-Sin Hu, Cheng-Chia Lee, Wan-Yuo Guo, Chung-Jung Lin, Huai-Che Yang, Hsiu-Mei Wu, Kang-Du Liu, Wen-Yuh Chung
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal nerve atrophy and neurovascular compression (NVC) are frequently observed in classical trigeminal neuralgia (CTN). OBJECTIVE: To determine whether nerve characteristics contribute to Gamma Knife (Elekta AB, Stockholm, Sweden) surgery (GKS) outcomes in unilateral CTN without previous surgery. METHODS: From 2006 to 2012, 67 patients with unilateral CTN without previous surgery received GKS with a maximal dose of 90 Gy delivered to the trigeminal nerve juxta brainstem...
April 11, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657893/targeting-accuracy-at-couch-kick-for-a-frameless-image-guided-radiosurgery-system
#9
Yimei Huang, Bo Zhao, Joshua Kim, Ning Wen, Indrin J Chetty, Salim Siddiqui
Purpose/Objectives: Targeting accuracy at all possible couch angles needs to be carefully evaluated prior to initiating a frameless image-guided stereotactic radiosurgery program on a Linac for treating functional disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia. In this study, we report positioning accuracy with stereoscopic x-ray imaging over the complete range of couch rotation using anthropomorphic head phantoms. Materials/Methods: An anthropomorphic head phantom with three 5 mm tungsten BBs as hidden targets was CT simulated...
2018: Journal of Radiosurgery and SBRT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29629601/occipital-neuralgia-associates-with-high-cervical-spinal-cord-lesions-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-demyelinating-disease
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Narayan R Kissoon, James C Watson, Christopher J Boes, Orhun H Kantarci
Background The association of trigeminal neuralgia with pontine lesions has been well documented in multiple sclerosis, and we tested the hypothesis that occipital neuralgia in multiple sclerosis is associated with high cervical spinal cord lesions. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the records of 29 patients diagnosed with both occipital neuralgia and demyelinating disease by a neurologist from January 2001 to December 2014. We collected data on demographics, clinical findings, presence of C2-3 demyelinating lesions, and treatment responses...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29626679/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-associated-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
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Yoshiyasu Iwai, Kenichi Ishibashi, Kazuhiro Yamanaka
OBJECTIVE: Trigeminal neuralgia is a rare feature of basilar impression, a complication of osteochondrodysplastic disorders. Microvascular decompression is difficult in medically refractory cases. Gamma knife radiosurgery (GKS) is effective for classical trigeminal neuralgia and we first applied this GKS for a patient suffering from trigeminal neuralgia with basilar impression complicated by osteogenesis imperfecta. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: An 18-year-old man with typeⅠosteogenesis imperfecta presented with a 2-year history of typical left trigeminal neuralgia affecting the ophthalmic, maxillary, and mandibular nerves...
April 4, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29624148/reliability-of-mri-for-predicting-characteristics-of-neurovascular-conflicts-in-trigeminal-neuralgia-implications-for-surgical-decision-making
#12
Andrei Brînzeu, Landry Drogba, Marc Sindou
OBJECTIVE The choice of microvascular decompression (MVD), among the several other surgical options, for treating refractory classical trigeminal neuralgia (TN) relies mostly on preoperative imaging, but the degree of reliability of MRI remains a matter of debate. The authors approached the question of predictability of neurovascular conflict (NVC) in a series of 100 protocolized MRI studies from patients with TN who underwent MVD, by reexamination of MR images, blinded to the clinical data and surgical findings, including the side of the neuralgia...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29614352/the-place-of-gamma-knife-stereotactic-radiosurgery-in-grade-4-vestibular-schwannoma-based-on-a-case-series-of-86-patients-with-long-term-follow-up
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M Lefranc, Leila Maria Da Roz, Anne Balossier, J M Thomassin, P H Roche, J Regis
INTRODUCTION: Grade IV vestibular schwannoma (Koos classification) is generally considered to be an indication for microsurgical resection or combined radiosurgery-microsurgery. However, the place of Gamma knife stereotactic surgery (GK-SRS), either as first-line treatment or when progression of residual tumor compresses the brainstem, has not been clearly evaluated. This article reports the results of a large case series of patients with grade 4 vestibular schwannoma treated by GK-SRS...
March 31, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608482/posterior-fossa-re-exploration-for-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia-operative-findings-and-surgical-techniques
#14
Bao-Hui Feng, Xu-Hui Wang, Shi-Ting Li
OBJECTIVE: Microvascular decompression (MVD) is considered the first choice for the surgical treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN). However, recurrence after MVD is still a problem and a challenge for neurosurgeons. In this study, we share our experience in the posterior fossa re-exploration of the recurrent cases. METHODS: From January 2014 to January 2015, 15 recurrent TN patients who received fossa re-exploration were retrospectively studied. Surgeries were performed by retrosigmoid suboccipital approach...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571561/absence-of-neurovascular-conflict-during-microvascular-decompression-while-treating-essential-trigeminal-neuralgia-how-to-proceed-systematic-review-of-literature
#15
Andreas Leidinger, Fernando Muñoz-Hernandez, Joan Molet-Teixidó
INTRODUCTION: Neurovascular conflict is the most accepted hypothesis for the cause for trigeminal neuralgia. Microvascular decompression of the trigeminal nerve is the most common surgical treatment for these patients. However, despite advances in diagnostic techniques, neurovascular conflict is sometimes not detected during surgery. The aim of this paper is to systematically review all the options available to best manage this scenario. RESULTS: Several techniques that could be used during microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia in the absence of neurovascular conflict have been described...
March 20, 2018: Neurocirugía
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29562363/older-patients-have-better-pain-outcomes-following-microvascular-decompression-for-trigeminal-neuralgia
#16
Sarah K Bick, David Huie, Gabriel Sneh, Emad N Eskandar
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) increases in prevalence with age. Although microvascular decompression (MVD) is the most effective long-term operative treatment for TN, its use in older patient populations has been debated due to its invasive nature. Recent studies have demonstrated safety of MVD in older patients; however, efficacy data are more limited. OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between age and pain outcomes following MVD for TN. METHODS: Subjects underwent MVD for TN at our institution between 1/1/2004 and 12/31/2013, had typical TN, and demonstrated neurovascular compression on preoperative imaging...
March 17, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556851/novel-interventional-nonopioid-therapies-in-headache-management
#17
REVIEW
Omar Viswanath, Roxanna Rasekhi, Rekhaben Suthar, Mark R Jones, Jacquelin Peck, Alan D Kaye
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Headaches encompass a broad-based category of a symptom of pain in the region of the head or neck. For those patients who unfortunately do not obtain relief from conservative treatment, interventional techniques have been developed and are continuing to be refined in an attempt to treat this subset of patients with the goal of return of daily activities. This investigation reviews various categories of headaches, their pathophysiology, and types of interventional treatments currently available...
March 19, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551722/trigeminal-neuralgia-secondary-to-osteoid-osteoma-of-the-petrous-bone-report-of-4-cases-and-brief-review-of-literature
#18
Hongchuan Guo, Xu Wang, Chunyu Song, Zihao Song, Jiantao Liang, Gang Song, Yuhai Bao
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively analyze the clinical data of 4 patients with trigeminal neuralgia (TN) secondary to osteoid osteoma (OO) of petrous bone and discuss the treatment experiences for this rare disease. METHOD: Between January 2008 and December 2016, 4 patients diagnosed as TN secondary to OO of petrous bone received surgical treatment in Xuan Wu Hospital of Capital Medical University. We summarized the characteristics and treatment experiences of this rare disease through retrospective review of the clinical information, imaging features, surgical details and follow up outcomes of all those 4 patients...
March 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29545977/oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-found-inline-with-the-fields-of-repeat-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-recurrent-trigeminal-neuralgia
#19
Aldo Berti, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
A case of an extremely healthy, active, 96-year-old patient, nonsmoker, is reviewed. He was initially treated for left V1, V2, and V3 trigeminal neuralgia in 2001, at age 80, with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) with a dose of 80 Gy to the left retrogasserian trigeminal nerve. He remained asymptomatic for nine years until his trigeminal pain recurred in 2010. He was first treated medically but was intolerant to increasing doses of carbamazepine and gabapentin. He underwent a second SRS in 2012 with a dose of 65...
January 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29538203/acupuncture-for-the-treatment-of-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-protocol-for-the-systematic-review-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#20
Jong-In Kim, Hee-Jung Kim, Jung Ju Lee, Ji Hee Jun, Tae-Young Choi, Myeong Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: The ability of acupuncture to successfully control pain has been reported in the past. However, currently no systematic reviews exist regarding the effect of acupuncture on trigeminal neuralgia (TN). This proposed review aims to evaluate the current evidence on the efficacy of acupuncture for the management of pain in TN. METHODS: A total of 11 databases were searched from their inception. These include MEDLINE, AMED, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, 6 Korean medical databases, and 1 Chinese Medical Database...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
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