Two Needle Electrode System for Trigeminal Neuralgia Radiofrequency of Gasserian Ganglion

Radiofrequency (RF) is one of the most common procedures used to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Ophthalmic division (V1) is the most distant division to reach with the needle electrode and probably the most difficult to treat with RF. In an attempt to improve results and reduce complications in treating TN involving V1 we propose an operative procedure using two needles method for continuous RF (CRF) of Gasserian ganglion (GG). A total of 63 patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia (ITN) were selected from 2011 to 2017 to treat with this method and were followed-up for one year. During this period of time 90% of patients were completely pain free after the procedure, no major complications were found and no pain recurrence was observed.


Escosa Bae M

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