What is the timing for surgical intervention to treat trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Jul 11, 2019
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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The timing for surgery is debatable, and no randomized study has addressed this question. However, the earlier a surgical technique is applied, it seems the better the outcome. At least 2 medication trials should be performed and carefully evaluated before more invasive techniques are instituted. [50]

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