Acta Neurochirurgica

, Volume 84, Issue 1–2, pp 24–28 | Cite as

Percutaneous thermocoagulation for sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia

  • G. Salar
  • C. Ori
  • I. Iob
  • D. Fiore


The authors describe percutaneous radiofrequency (rf) thermocoagulation of the sphenopalatine ganglion used to treat seven patients with sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia.

The procedure was effective in relieving pain, without significant side-effects. All the patients have actually been free of pain during a follow-up of 6–28 months. The surgical technique and the rationale for its use are pointed out.


Sphenopalatine ganglion sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia paintreatment radiofrequency thermocoagulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Salar
    • 3
  • C. Ori
    • 3
  • I. Iob
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. Fiore
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Anesthesiology and Intensive CareUniversity of PadovaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of NeuroradiologyUniversity of PadovaItaly
  3. 3.Institute of NeurosurgeryUniversity of PadovaItaly

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