What are the rarely used surgical treatments for trigeminal neuralgia (TN)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2019
  • Author: Kim J Burchiel, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Brian H Kopell, MD  more...
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Trigeminal tractotomy (cutting of the descending trigeminal tract in the medulla), retrogasserian glycerol instillation in the trigeminal cistern, peripheral alcohol blocks, and partial trigeminal rhizotomy via a posterior fossa craniotomy are other rarely used options.

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