trigeminal ganglion balloon microcompression

trigeminal ganglion balloon microcompression

Pain management Compression of the trigeminal region with a miniature balloon for medically intractable pain Complications Anesthesia dolorosa, keratitis. Cf Microvascular decompression.
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Several surgical approaches used to relieve the pain due to TN include neurectomy of the trigeminal nerve branches outside the skull, percutaneous radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy, percutaneous ablation that creates the trigeminal nerve or trigeminal ganglion lesions with heat, percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy, injection of glycerol into the trigeminal cistern, physical compression, trigeminal ganglion balloon microcompression, alcohol injections, botulinum toxin injection, cryotherapy, and gammaknife radiosurgery (GKRS).
Several surgical approaches used to relieve the pain due to TN include neurectomy of trigeminal nerve branches outside the skull, percutaneous radiofrequency thermal rhizotomy, percutaneous ablation that creates trigeminal nerve or trigeminal ganglion lesions with heat [80-82], percutaneous retrogasserian glycerol rhizotomy, injection of glycerol into the trigeminal cistern [62, 83, 84], physical compression, trigeminal ganglion balloon microcompression [85], alcohol injections [57, 86], botulinum toxin injection [87, 88], cryotherapy [89, 90], and gamma-knife radiosurgery (GKRS) [91].