trigeminal rhizotomy

tri·gem·i·nal rhi·zot·o·my

division or section of a sensory root of the fifth cranial nerve, accomplished through a subtemporal (Frazier-Spiller operation), suboccipital (Dandy operation), or transtentorial approach.

trigeminal rhizotomy

n.
Division or section of a sensory root of the trigeminal nerve.

tri·gem·i·nal rhi·zot·o·my

(trī-jem'i-năl rī-zot'ŏ-mē)
Division or section of a sensory root of the fifth cranial nerve, accomplished through a subtemporal (Frazier-Spiller operation), suboccipital (Dandy operation), or transtentorial approach.
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Percutaneous controlled radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy for the treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: 25-Year experience with 1600 patients.
14,28,29] The risk of full or partial sensory deficit as a result of trigeminal rhizotomy must be weighed against the intolerance to the medical management of TN pain.