Percutaneous controlled radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy for the treatment of idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia: 25-year experience with 1600 patients

Kanpolat Y., Savas A., Bakar A. , Berk C.

NEUROSURGERY, vol.48, no.3, pp.524-532, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/00006123-200103000-00013
  • Title of Journal : NEUROSURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.524-532


OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of percutaneous, controlled radiofrequency trigeminal rhizotomy (RF-TR). The outcome of 1600 patients with idiopathic trigeminal neuralgia after RF-TR was analyzed after a follow-up period of 1 to 25 years.