What is the cost of surgery for trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Jul 11, 2019
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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The cost per quality adjusted pain-free year was $6,342 for glycerol rhizotomy, $8,174 for microvascular decompression, and $8,269 for stereotactic radiosurgery, according to Pollock and Ecker. [53] In 2005, approximately 8000 patients with trigeminal neuralgia underwent surgery in the United States, at an estimated cost exceeding $100 million.


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