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Trigeminal Neuralgia

  • Katelyn M. Atkins
  • Marc Bussière
  • Helen A. Shih
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Abstract

Lars Leksell reported the first clinical application of GammaKnife (GaK)-based treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in 1971. Recent advances in linac-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) approaches have shown efficacy as an acceptable alternative modality. This chapter summarizes SRS treatment for trigeminal neuralgia.

Keywords

Trigeminal neuralgia Stereotactic Radiosurgery Gamma Knife 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Katelyn M. Atkins
    • 1
  • Marc Bussière
    • 2
  • Helen A. Shih
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMassachusetts General Hospital, Francis H. Burr Proton Therapy CenterBostonUSA

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