In patients with TN refractory to medical therapy, it is reasonable to discuss options for surgical therapy using microvascular decompression or ablative procedures (rhizotomy with radiofrequency thermocoagulation, mechanical balloon compression
, or chemical (glycerol) injection, radiosurgery, peripheral neurectomy and nerve block).
Percutaneous retrogasserian balloon compression for trigeminal neuralgia: Review of critical technical details and outcomes.
Percutaneous balloon compression of the Gasserian ganglion for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia: Personal experience of 206 patients.
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.
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).