A rare complication of trigeminal nerve stimulation during radiofrequency thermocoagulation: sudden ST segment elevation.

Bilgin H., Kelebek N., Korfali G., Bekar A., Kerimoglu B.

Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology, vol.14, no.1, pp.47-9, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Coronary vasospasm resulting from a sudden autonomic response associated with an intracranial procedure was encountered during percutaneous radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy. Although it is very rare, careful monitoring and readiness for the occurrence of such a potentially lethal situation with necessary medications may prevent a fatal outcome.