balloon compression

balloon compression

a percutaneous therapy for trigeminal neuralgia. A balloon is inflated to compress the gasserian ganglion and produce trigeminal injury.
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Balloon compression is another method used to damage the trigeminal nerve.
She had tried many different treatments, including drug therapies, radiosurgery with cobalt sources, and, most recently, balloon compression of the left trigeminal nerve.
The Company is currently conducting phase one clinicals, at the Montefiore Hospital in New York, of its benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) system which utilizes microwave heating and balloon compression to provide non-surgical treatment of the enlarged prostate gland condition which affects an estimated 50% of men over 55.
Surgical options include microvascular decompression, percutaneous balloon compression, radio-frequency thermocoagulation, and glycerol injection.
With stimulation of the autonomic nervous system during needle placement and the balloon compression, bradycardia and hypotension may occur (Tekkok & Brown, 1996).
Under a collaborative research arrangement, in vivo studies using animals will be conducted to evaluate the system's ability to treat BPH with an innovative dual modality approach utilizing balloon compression and thermotherapy generated by microwaves.
OTC BB:CELN) today announced that it has received the necessary funding and regulatory approval to commence phase one clinical studies in patients of its microwave heating and balloon compression system that offers non-surgical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).