Efficacy of Gamma Knife Radiosurgery and retrogasserian balloon compression in TN refractory for prior GKRS.
Andres M. Alvarez-Pinzon MD,PhD, Luciana Curia MD, Jose Valerio MD, Norvan Varteven DO, Juan Cucalon MD, Aizik Wolf MD
Miami Neuroscience Center, Larkin Community Hospital
Treatment options for primary trigeminal neuralgia (TN) must be adapted for the specific patient.
The potential for gamma knife radiosurgery (GKRS) to be repeated multiple times compared with Percutaneous retrogasserian is a dilemma.
Objective: To Prospectively investigate the efficacy of Gamma Knife radiosurgery vs balloon compression in TN in subjects with previous Radiosurgical treatment.