Initial IGRS experience for trigeminal neuralgia


James Chen, MD, from Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) discusses his initial experiences with image guided radiosurgery (IGRS) for treating trigeminal neuralgia (TN). After giving some background about TN as well as its treatment, he goes into the study itself and the resulting outcomes.


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Stereotactic radiosurgery for trigeminal neuralgia has really become a very well accepted treatment modality and this technique of course, was pioneered by our colleagues in the Gamma Knife community. But the introduction of hardware and methods allowing for the use of LINAC radiosurgery for this application has been a more recent development. We've used the LINAC method over the last six years or so and the results from our group using frame-based SRS for trigeminal neuralgia treatment really mirrors the best available reports from the Gamma Knife community. So from the standpoint of the frame-based methods, I think that the...

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