How is PBM performed for the treatment of trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Jul 11, 2019
  • Author: Manish K Singh, MD; Chief Editor: Robert A Egan, MD  more...
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With PBM, the operator inserts a balloon catheter through the foramen ovale into the region of the ganglion and inflates it for 1-10 minutes. As related by Meglio and Cioni, some surgeons report excellent results with PBM, comparable to those with PRTG. [61]


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